Review: Irish Peat Wine

BT Wines of West Limerick have developed the world's first Irish Peat Wine.  A unique and innovative wine - and intriguing...

BT Wines of West Limerick have developed the world’s first Irish Peat Wine.  A unique and innovative wine – and intriguing…

Brendan and Trisha, the lifelong friends from West Limerick with a passion for good food and wine, have spent the past few years developing their product – Irish Peat Wine.  It’s a first in every possible way.  Together as BT Wines, they have created a beautiful wine that blends their creativity, ingenuity and enthusiasm into every last drop.

Brendan and Trisha source their Pinot Noir grapes from small vineyards in the Rheinhessen and Pfalz regions of Germany’s famous Rhein valley, carefully selected to ensure the marriage of vine and peat is perfectly matched.  Maturation of the wine, developed by Brendan and Trisha over many years, happens through their application of a truly innovative process using peat sourced from the boglands of West Limerick.  Similar to the process of Oaking, this allows the wine to settle and develop its complex palate and richly deep ruby red colour.

This wine is full of surprises.  It will also leave you speechless for a while; make you smile, maybe produce an involuntary chuckle of delight. But mainly it will leave you in awe.


It has the most inviting deep ruby colour that is as clear and glassy at the precious stone itself.  Upon the nose, there is the comforting smell of peat but almost as a half remembered dream.  It stirs the memory and comforts – recreating feelings of sitting beside a turf fire with people of good humour, or alone in contemplation.  Upon the palate, it has superb structure providing a front mouth, mid-mouth and finishing flavours that change perceptively.  It is rich and rounded from the peat, yet retaining its lightness – characteristic of classic pinot noirs.  The final surprise is its warming finish.  Akin to the welcoming warmth of an imbibed whiskey, but in a wine that is perfectly balanced with little hint of aggressive tannin.  It simply is a delight to experience this wine, and to appreciate it for the dedication to the craft of small batch wine making.  The addition of the Irish Peat is a clever, ingenius addition that is far, far removed from a gimick and shows an understanding of wine making, wine appreciation and a celebration of place that is to be applauded and supported with fervour.

As Brendan Reddin says: “It is our passion for wine and our love of home that inspired us to develop Irish Peat Wine”

This is a complex wine that needs to be tasted to be truly appreciated…

For more information, and to find their current list of stockists, visit their website at

Trisha meets Ryan on the Late Late Show 3rd Feb



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