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On the "Emerald Isle" (Eire), it is said that the first attempts at viticulture were made by monasteries as early as the 5th century. In the history of Bordeaux, some Eires have played an important role. These were, among others, the Barton and Lynch families, who founded today's wine estates in Pauillac, or rather their predecessors Château Langoa-Barton, Château Léoville-Barton and Château Lynch-Bages. Today, viticulture is practised on around one hundred hectares. The vineyards are mainly located in the southwest in County Cork (there is no viticulture in the northern part of the island, which belongs to Great Britain ). One of the vineyards is "Thomas Walk Vineyard" near Kinsale. From the grape variety Rondo (formerly called Amurensis Walk), red and rosé wines and also a bottle-fermented sparkling wine are produced by means of ecological cultivation. In cool Ireland, however, mainly white wine varieties such as Müller-Thurgau and Reichensteiner are cultivated. Other producers are Blackwater Valley Vineyard, Bunratty Winery, Longueville House and West Waterford Vineyard. In 2023, it was decided to require mandatory warnings on the labels of alcoholic beverages.

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