Did you know that Waterford was once the medieval wine capital of Ireland?

Wine Vault
In the Middle Ages, so much wine was imported through Waterford it became known as the 'wine capital of Ireland'.

Many centuries ago, Waterford was awash with wine. We are not saying it’s so different today either, truth be told. However, it’s pretty impressive this medieval city was the biggest importer of wine back in the Middle Ages. Now that’s not something you hear every day.

In fact, wine was a very popular drink amongst all ages, including children because often, the water was too contaminated to drink.

A very, wealthy wine merchant named Peter Rice built the oldest wine vault in the country right here in Waterford. You can visit it at Waterford Treasures Museum while soaking up a little history about the vault itself.

Winecellar
14th-century wine cellar

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Most Popular

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

No spam, notifications only about new products, updates.

Categories

From the blog

Related Posts

Go On Waterford Competition

With our local shops, restaurants and other businesses having to close during Level 5 restrictions, we are running a COMPETITION with some FANTASTIC PRIZES to

Go on Waterford!

Don’t let the cold November rain dampen your spirits just yet! Waterford.FYI has partnered up with local businesses to give you the chance to get

CreateFest 2020

This year, like many other festivals, CreateFest goes online and gives you the chance to engage with some of the best of Ireland’s creative leaders. Now

Wellbeing Waterford

Now more than ever, we need to think of ways to keep our spirits up and stay positive during lockdown. To take the thinking out