The Wicklow Wine Company was started in November 2000 by Michael Anderson and Ben Mason, who had previously worked together at Searson’s in Monkstown, Dublin.

Both shared a passion for wine – Michael for the wines of south-west France, and Ben for Germany.

Having achieved the Wine and Spirit Education Trust's Diploma, both Michael and Ben worked hard to establish a fine retail business and also to import and wholesale interesting wines direct from the vineyards.

Over the years, the portfolio has expanded to include top-quality wines from France, Italy, Austria, Spain, Portugal and other countries. See our great wine list for a better idea of the wines wwe import and sell.

The business has had a number of locations in Wicklow, and a number of different helpers – George, then Richard and now Dermot.

In 2014, Ben decided to set up his own wholesale company and so left the Wicklow Wine Company at the end of May.

The shop sells more than just wine – super coffee is sold alongside a fine range of cheeses, breads, olives and other foodstuffs.