Spanish Wine Week 2019

Spanish Wine Week 2019

Celebrate Spanish Wine Week 2019 with an afternoon fiesta of flavour in West at The Twelve.

Spanish Wine Week 2019 runs from April 8th to April 14th all across Ireland, with a host of events happening throughout the country from wine tastings and masterclasses to tapas trails and Spanish suppers.

On Sunday April 14th, West restaurant at The Twelve will bring the week of celebrations to a close with a Fiesta in West, an afternoon of delicious Connemara tapas and exceptional wine selected from four different regions of Spain, running from from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Take a wine journey through Spain with one of Ireland’s top sommeliers, wine expert Fergus O’Halloran, who will introduce each wine and their region. Paired with Spanish-inspired tapas with the inimitable West treatment created by head chef Martin O’Donnell, each dish will be accompanied by a glass of Spanish wine, four different varietals and regions, chosen by Fergus.

Tapas on the day will include the best of the west of Ireland’s local produce recreating Spanish tapas with a strong Galway accent. Including ham hock croquettes with piccalilli and rhubarb & sherry chutney, Spanish tortilla with smoked mussels, Connemara ham and wild rocket, and local pork meatballs slow braised in cider, pimentos and chorizo, the centrepiece of the day will be organic Connemara black face mountain lamb smoked over gorse and alder on the Big Green Egg.

A Fiesta in West costs €39 per person and includes a wine introduction with three local tapas, smoked Connemara lamb, petits fours and wine pairing. There are also special overnight rates available for guests who would like to stay at The Twelve of €230 for two people with a bottle of Canto 5 from Bodega Diez Siglos de Verdejo in D.O. Rueda on arrival, breakfast and the afternoon of Spanish wine and Irish tapas in West. Tickets are available in advance at or by calling the hotel on +353 91 597000.

2019 is a very special year for The Twelve as it’s the year that the hotel celebrates its 12th birthday – the year 12is12. All special occasions will be celebrated at The Twelve this year with even more Twelve enthusiasm and flair, so join the fiesta and be a part of this 12 month-long party during the birthday year that 12is12.