Wine Box Of The Week - Number Seven!

€112.00 €131.94

This latest Box of wine comes as part answer to the many questions that I get that run something 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 "Hey, what are we having for dinner?"...

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 - only available for a week!

All delivered for free!

This grand theme, just brilliant wines

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

1. La Marca di San Daniele, "Capovolto", Verdicchio di Matelica.

Simply one of the best wines from its region, the vineyards in San Michele are all organic and produce white wines of purity, energy and utter drinking pleasure. A great personal story too, if you care to read it.

2. Wagner Stempel, Grauburgunder, Rheinhessen.

A Pinot Grigio, from Germany. Jawohl! You might wonder why Germans need other white grape varieties other than Riesling: well, wonder no more! A stunning, soft, round, peachy and perfectly balanced wine that is excellent with food. This is slightly less "angular" than most Rieslings when drinking on its own and is genuinely nothing like its namesake in Italy.

3. Gran Cerdo, Tempranillo

Winemaker Gonzalo Gonzalo was denied loans for the project to establish this winery and as a homage to the bankers who made these decisions, named this wine after them: Big Pigs. The pig on the label is chewing money and it is clear that this is a long way from the practices espoused by Gonzalo. 

Widely referred to as a "breath of fresh air" in Rioja, nothing will get in the way of your absolute enjoyment of this - like dust to a Dyson.

4. Kaiken Ultra Merlot 2016

This is gorgeous, round, soft and mature red that will make you forget any prejudices you may hold against Merlot! Full-bodied and rich, this is in perfectly aged condition and is loaded with chocolate, leather and integrated cinnamon spice, that adorn the blackberry and plum fruit core. It is very smooth and very approachable.

5. Les Deux Cols, Cuvée Alize, Côtes du Rhône

A stunning Côtes du Rhône made by two Irish and one Frenchman! Fresh, elegant, vibrant and long; more like a Burgundy in its execution, it has made many of us look again at what is possible from the Southern Rhone. 

6. Santa Margherita, Prosecco Spumante DOCG

This is a very, very good Prosecco. It is worth every penny of its price tag and that's not just because it has a beautiful bottle. It is clean, crisp, dry and in an unusual turn for Prosecco, has real depth and complexity, whilst retaining its balance.

Grown in some of the oldest Glera vineyards in the region, this project was started in the 1950s, long before Prosecco rocketed internationally at the end of the 1990s. These vines are grown on some of the steepest slopes in Italy and produce grapes that retain freshness yet possess a ripe roundness that gives this wine its typicity of character and style.

And this week, there's over 15% off, with free delivery

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.