Welcome to Wine Academy Ireland

Irelands longest established & most successful wine school

Wine Academy Ireland is now the longest running Wine school in Ireland specializing in Wine Education. The school is a Wine and Spirit Education Trust approved programme provider for foundation, Level 2 and Level 3 wine courses.

The principal, Mary Gaynor is a Wine and Spirit Education Trust Certified Educator and an Approved Progamme Provider.
Mary Gaynor is also a member of the Association of Wine Educators, a small group who are dedicated wine educators who were strictly selected from all over the world. An AWE member has to be assessed
on their presenting skills, on their wine knowledge and their ability to present wines objectively.

Wine Academy Ireland run a wide range of courses ,Wine appreciation courses, Staff wine training and W.S.E.T courses


"I completed the Level 3 WSET with Mary last year. Throughout an intensive and Informative course , Mary’s passion for her subject truly shines through, rendering it a remarkable and memorable experience. We now use Mary for in-house staff training and get the same reaction on her style and expertise. One of a kind, for sure !"

Laura , Market Lane, Cork


"In Autumn 2015 I attended the Wine Appreciation in the Wine Academy I learned a lot and tasted lovely wines . It was great fun and I met lots of new people"

Linda McKay


Wine Academy Ireland.
The Quay, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
Tel: 056 7724894 email: wineacademyireland@gmail.com