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Whelehans Wines Le Petit Château Case


In the shadow of Bordeaux’s grand estates lie the under rated jewels of the wine world, the petits châteaux. These smaller vineyards, often family-owned and operated, craft wines that encapsulate the essence of Bordeaux.

Certain names stand out and follows are a few of our highly recommended discoveries which we hope will convince you of the charm and pleasure of the more every day wines of Bordeaux. Our hope is that the selection below may even spur you to visit this hallowed region.

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About The Brand

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Whelehans Wines

The business was launched in 2014 by David Whelehan in the flagship wine warehouse store location of the Silver Tassie in South Dublin. David has been submerged in the world of wine for over 40 years, tutored by his father ‘TP’ who majored in the wine industry, and was the first Irish Times Wine correspondent.

David learned the rudiments of wine tasting at an early age and has worked in wineries in the Napa Valley, California and judged at major wine competitions in Ireland, England, Italy and Japan. He has built up a great team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic wine professionals to support him and they collectively add another 40 years of wine experience and excellence into the company. With their help he has built up one of the most exciting and largest wine offerings in Ireland.

We ship 80% of the wines we offer in our wine store directly from the vineyards. Drawing on the company’s intergenerational wine expertise and contacts we are expert in finding the most exciting wineries and on shipping their wines exclusively into Ireland. This expertise ensures we have a unique and acclaimed product range offering exceptional value as there is no wholesaler taking their share.

The team complements their direct imports with wines from the specialist local wholesalers which ensures their offering is as exciting and as complete as possible. Our tagline is ‘Great Wines, Great Taste’ and we take great service as a given and delight in going the extra mile. We are thrilled to advise on wines to match a certain dish, to help with that special wine gift or to simply help you find some thrilling new and exciting wines.