Welcome to Irish Grapevines!
Due to global warming and new varieties being available from Germany , it is now possible to grow grapes outdoors in Ireland! These grapes will be nice to eat and/or make a nice wine. Irish wine is light and fruity and best drunk young, however it will keep for a couple of years when properly made and bottled. A mature outdoor vine growing on a trellis will produce enough fruit in a good year to make about a litre of wine. A large mature vine in a glasshouse will produce many litres of wine every year. Grapvines always fruit better against a south facing sunny wall. A variety like Siegerrebe will do well in this position giving nice pink berries which are good to eat and be ripe in October. Fruit from outdoor grapevines in Ireland is usually ripe in September or October depending on the variety. If you live in the southern United Kingdom then you can grow almost any grapevine outdoors on a good site.
Irish Grapevines offers the following varieties of Grapevines for sale in Dublin 14.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Madeleine Angevine
- Muscat Blue
- Pinot Gris
- Polo Muscat
- Sauvignon Blanc
The following varieties are now available to Iriish customers and to United Kingdom customers by mail order!
Cabernet Cortis, Cabernet Sauvignon, Findling, Fruehburgunder, Garant, Gelber Muskateller, Gewurtztraminer, Himrod, Kanzler, Lakemont, Merlot, Monarch, New York Muscat, Pinot Noir, Rondo, Sauvignon Blanc. All grafted on SO4, Binova, or 5BB rootstocks.
Vines are sold as potted plants or bare rooted plants. Mail order is only avaiable for bare rooted plants, potted plants must be collected, Unrooted hardwood cuttings are also available during late Winter and early Spring. Bare rooted vines are usually only available during dormancy or from cold storage. Bare rooted vines are best planted in Autumn or Spring, which means that now is a good time to plant these. Potted vines can be planted any time of the year. Varieties such as Madeleine Angevine, Reichensteiner, Rondo, Seyval Blanc and Siegerrebe will fruit without protection in Ireland. Sometimes they will need a sunny wall or fence to fruit well, other varieties need a polytunnel, glasshouse or conservatory. Most of the vines which I have for sale are propogated by me from my own stock, the rest are sourced in Germany from certified nurseries.