Box Of The Week: SEVENTEEN!

€110.00 €130.00


Summer is well and truly here and so is our wonderful brand new Box of The Week!

Fresh and fruity Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa; Spectacular single vineyard Riesling; Organic Verdejo from sunny Spain;  the ever popular "El Recio" (aka. the Tough One) from Bodegas Matsu; Georgian Red (an Allotment best seller!) and a rich and juicy Portuguese red from vineyards on the outskirts of Lisbon. 

The Box of The Week is part answer to the many questions that I still get on a fairly regular basis, like: "Chris, what's your favourite wine?" or "Chris, what are you going to drink this weekend?" or "Chris, have you got anything that's new?" or "What do you drink with this sort of weather?" or, quite often, "Hey, what are we bringing on holiday?"...

This is a chance for you to get inside my head and see what wines I'm really thinking about at this very moment in time.

Made of the wines that I can see would make a brilliant wine-tasting, or that may have been overlooked, or under-sold... or a combination of all these and more, this is going to be the place where you're most likely to find the odds and ends that I've become rather keen on picking up - they never last long!

  • Minimum of 15% off - and only available for a week (or so!)
  • All delivered for free!

This week - €20 off, and with FREE delivery, saving over 15%

In this week's box it you'll get six bottles, one bottle of each of the following:

1. Iona, Elgin Highlands Sauvignon Blanc

This beautifully pure, fresh and vibrant wine is one of our favourite Sauvignon Blancs from the last twenty years, and one of our all-time favourite South African wineries. Saline in texture with tropical flavours of lime, gooseberry, blossom and grapefruit with a sensational palate that is mineral, elegant and balanced, with a long, complex finish.

2. Max Ferd. Richter, Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling "Zeppelin"

A spectacular single vineyard Riesling that offers a very balanced approach to this most elegant and vibrant of grape varieties and styles. Fresh, slightly off-dry, it is full of bright golden fruit flavours, apple blossom and racy acidity that prevents the wine from becoming sickly or in any way overtly sweet. It is delicious now, with its crystal clear mineral texture, just as it was when they served it on the Zeppelin pleasure cruisers in the 1920s. The first German wine that I fell for, and only 10.5% alcohol!

3. Menade, Rueda Verdejo

A real organic stunner, this is fresh, textural and complex wine. Bright green and yellow apple flavours with honeysuckle and tropical notes. Delicious - summer in a glass!

4. Bodegas Matsu, 'El Recio', Toro

This is arguably one of the most popular wines that has hit the market in the past decade, with the wine label being one of the most-admired and instantly recognisable today. A wonderfully dense and rich wine that is loaded full of strawberry coulis, bramble and vanilla, coconut and mocha notes. If you like smooth and approachable wines that deliver a large whack of dark fruit, yet familiar fruit and spice characteristics, this is a wine you have to try!

5. Bedoba, Saperavi, Khaketi, Georgia

A smashing wine from one of the oldest recorded wine regions in the world. Gorgeously rich, smooth and full with enough acidity to balance the mouth-coating roundness and lush black berry, cherry and plum fruit flavours. Silky texture with spice on the wonder it's an Allotment best seller!

6. Colossal Reserva, Lisboa Tinto

Concentrated on the nose with loads of overripe black and red fruit leading to spice, chocolate and more dense fruit. The palate is not over-powering but it is smooth, rich and full, with all those flavours promised on the nose delivered on cue. If you like big, smooth, rich and juicy, ripe, dark red wines, then this is for you. 

A gorgeous box of delights - make sure you grab one before they're gone!

Usual caveat applies: if we are out of stock of a specific wine, we will replace it with one of the same value or higher, equally delicious and as close in style as we can make it. 

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.99.

We charge €7.99 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

Customer reviews

Great choice and excellent service. Received my delivery the next day.
Paul H.
Amazing service from the get go!
I emailed Chris looking for wine recommendations for a birthday gift. Got a really speedy, helpful reply and not only that but he hand delivered it on time to the birthday girl wishing her a happy birthday. Absolutely bowled over by the service. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Michelle McM.
Could not recommend The Allotment enough. The selection is fantastic and each wine that I've drank from them has been utterly phenomenal. Delivery was no hassle and I had the wine at my door in 2 days. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Luke B.
Good range of interesting wines. Good personal attention to their orders. Very customer focused. I would be happy to recommend this company to any prospective customer.
Jim D.
A great experience ordering from The Allotment Wine Company. A wide variety of wines to try something new and at good prices with super quick delivery! Really convenient too as opposed to trying to find parking!
N. Dowling
Delicious and interesting range of wines delivered promptly to my door. Not far off that lovely feeling of coming back laden from a good wine store but without any of the traffic or the worry of breaking the wine en route (very impressive travel wrap).
M. Dorman
Chris fields a fine range of excellent, keenly-priced wines. Orders are safely packaged and dispatched efficiently and promptly. Strongly recommended.
David M.
Great selection of wines, hassle free ordering, payment and delivery. Highly recommended.
Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.