Made with love in France.
Delivered by our friends in Ireland.
About La Kav Wines
La Kav Wines is an Irish-French wine company based in Gorey, County Wexford. We specialise in selling a unique portfolio of beautiful French wines to our wonderful customers in Ireland through our secure online wine shop. Our links to France and our community of winemakers make us different – a unique connection to the people who craft these wines of joy and stories! All our wines are lovingly selected to showcase the best of what France has to offer. Exceptional quality at great value pricing. And with our nationwide wine delivery service, you can enjoy our wines from the comfort of your home.
Good Wine, Family & Friends…
Our Field Of Dreams!
Who We Are
The founding partners of La Kav Wines are the husband and wife teams of Arnaud Clopin and Aine Clopin Kavanagh in Ireland, and Philippe Guillaumond and his wife Sandrine in France. The name ‘La Kav Wines’ honours our company’s unique Irish-French connection, combining the French art of winemaking with the home we have found in Ireland. It is a play on the French word la cave meaning wine cellar and the great Irish family name of Kavanagh, which Arnaud serendipitously married into and so began the inspiration for La Kav Wines!
The story of La Kav Wines is one of ambition, passion, integrity – and the love between family members and friends. How did it
begin? Probably on a napkin after a few too many bottles of wine!
Growing wine in Ireland is ambitious. The climate and soil pose challenges. But impossible is not a French word. Producing Irish wine is a challenge dedicated to our dear friend Jean Christophe Genevrier who died of a brain haemorrhage when he was just 24 years old.
When we were young we were the kids in the movie Dead Poets Society. We all ended up in the food and wine industry. Our motto was Carpe Diem – enjoy yourself while you have the chance.
So Arnaud bought half an acre of land from his brother-in-law Jack Kavanagh and organised a soil analysis. The field is nicknamed the ‘Dead Poets Society’ where everything could go wrong. There have been tears of joy when the first buds appear, tears of disappointment when 3 year old vines die in front of you. The second field is called the ‘Field of Dreams’ because it’s here we perfected the process and planted half an acre in 2019 (and still got some surprises!).
Now we have over 4500 beautiful vines, 600 of which were planted in our field called “Dead Poets Society” in 2017 and over 4 000 vines were planted in our field called “Field of Dreams” in 2020
Wine is all about family and friendship. So is La Kav Wines.
Sharing is important because the hardship of producing wine is extremely high. You plant vines not for yourself, but for the next generation. At La Kav Wines, we are driven by dedication, family and friendship. We take huge pride in our quest to grow our own wine, to leave a wonderful legacy for our family and produce Irish wine our whole community can be proud of.
At La Kav Wines, we believe in offering our customers that little something extra, a personable touch to the retail experience from our family to your table. We represent a community of passionate winemakers and we want you to feel the love, care and attention put into every bottle.
When you buy from La Kav Wines, you join a community of wine lovers, full of life, love and great moments with family and friends!