A ‘Wine Goose Chase’ lands in Mitchelstown

Written and performed by Susan Boyle, ‘A Wine Goose Chase’ comes to Saint George's Arts and Heritage Centre on Saturday, June 29. (Picture: Stephen Murray)

Wine, music and history – all the ingredients for a great night out. Saint George’s Arts and Heritage Centre promised audiences something a little different right from its very beginning, it’s next event is delivering on this ambitious promise in spades.

The Irish Times rates; ‘A Wine Goose Chase’ as a ‘five star experience … a delightful hour of wine tasting and history’.

For lovers of fermented grape juice, this show is a wine tasting of a different kind. Written and performed by Susan Boyle, the show had a successful sold out run at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival Dublin and has been touring since.

Boyle is bringing her wine tasting experience to Saint George’s Arts and Heritage Centre on Saturday, June 29 for one night only.

Beginning at 8pm, the audience will taste, explore and immerse themselves in wines and brandy with an Irish connection.

One doesn’t need to be an expert to enjoy this show, ‘A Wine Goose Chase’ has been well received at festivals and venues throughout Ireland, so people in North Cork will want to get their tickets before this show is sold out. 

2,000 years of Irish wine history

Susan Boyle, the shows writer and performer loves wine. What’s more she knows what she’s drinking and talking about. She’s got 2,000 years of Irish wine history to back her up!

So, sit back, let her pour you a glass while she takes you on a trip with the tenacious Irish people who transformed the wine world and didn’t let coming from a grape-free land stop them. 

This one-woman theatrical performance fuses interactive wine tasting with storytelling in a warm intimate setting. Audience members will have the opportunity to put their senses to use and hopefully leave with a new insight to a drink that has been part of Ireland’s history for much longer than we might think.

With over 15 years as a wine consultant and taster, Susan and her show has inspired a shop dedicated to wines with Irish roots in Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport.

Susan isn’t the only wine expert on hand at Saint George’s, local businessman Patrick Mulcahy of Ballinwillin House and Farm, a director of the company running the Arts and Heritage Centre, shares this love of wine.

Nationally renowned for his venison and wild boar products, some may not be aware that Patrick and his family have decades of experience growing and producing their own wine range; Chateau Mulcahy from their vineyards in Hungary.

Patrick and Miriam Mulcahy regularly host wine tastings in their wine cellar at Ballinwillin House, always an enjoyable experience, an abundance of Irish hospitality and wit, with a love of storytelling will ensure the experience at Saint George’s loses none of this intimacy.

It is the variety from the Chateau Mulcahy range from Patrick’s Hungarian vineyard which will be enjoyed at A Wine Goose Chase. Along with great wine, canapés from the Ballinwillin House food range will be expertly paired with each sip to complete this feast for the senses.

If this event sounds like it tickles your taste buds and sounds like a fun night out, tickets cost €25, these can be purchased from the usual ticket venues; directly from Saint George’s Arts and Heritage Centre or from The Favourite & Scullery, The Treasure Chest, Flowers by Una, Reidy’s Kitchen Garden and Diva.

Tickets are limited, so purchase early to avoid disappointment.