WE ARE THE OTHER KIND OF WINE COMPANY
The kind that realises that you don’t need to know a lot about wine to appreciate and enjoy it. The kind that wants to take customers on a journey of discovery that allows them to drink better wine while being kinder to the planet.
The wine industry hasn't been shaken up in centuries. We threw the rule book out of the window and decided to focus only on how we could share great wine and even better prices while striving to reduce our carbon footprint. The answer from the outset was Wine on Tap. We now supply over 400 of the leading restaurant and hospitality outlets on the island.
Though our bread and butter is Wine on Tap, as for so many others the pandemic prompted further innovation. For us, this began as Bottle Project: a home delivery curation service that gives customers the opportunity to experience wines we’re confident they will love but pretty sure they would never have thought to pick.
WineLab was founded in 2013. Our founders are Ronan Farrell, a graduate of the UC Davis Winemaking Certificate Programme with 15 years experience in the Irish wine trade and Richie Byrne, a draught technical services manager with over 20 years experience in Ireland.
Our wine on tap technology is smaller, smarter and more cost effective than anything else out there. Our kegs are fully recyclable, and in 2019 we took things one step further by launching a closed-loop recycling system, meaning used kegs are collected and shipped back to the manufacturer to make fresh ones. We’re offering an alternative to the conventional wine trade. Wine drinkers have changed - it’s time the wine trade did too.
SOME OF OUR WINE ON TAP SUPPLIERS
HOBO WINE COMPANY - CALIFORNIA, USA
CELLER FRISACH - TERRA ALTA, SPAIN
Steve & Jill Matthiasson
MATTHIASSON - NAPA, USA
HOLZER - WAGRAM, AUSTRIA
Mariona Vendrell & Albert Canela
SUCCES VINICOLA - CONCA DE BARBERA, SPAIN
Pablo Martinez Gago
CASA MONTE PIO - RIAS BAIXAS, SPAIN
El Bandarra Vermut
MAISON COQUARD - BEAUJOLAIS, FRANCE
LANGUEDOC & LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE
ETERNO - RIBERA DEL DUERO, SPAIN
CASA RELVAS - ALENTEJO, PORTUGAL
BERNARDO FARINA - CASTILLE, SPAIN