Mustard Seed to Host South African Winemaker

The Mustard Seed, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick, Ireland

The Mustard Seed hotel in Ballingarry, Co. Limerick, is set to host Nicola Tipping from South Africa’s Mullineux Wines this coming Thursday, 27th June, for an evening of wine and food.

The evening will feature wines from multi award winning Swartland winemakers, Chris and Andrea Mullineux, along with a special menu by Mustard Seed head chef, Angel Pirev.

Throughout the evening, Nicola will introduce each of the wines, some of which may be served in magnums, and provide an insight into the winery’s philosophy of sustainable winemaking.

The Swartland is ideally suited to natural methods of farming as it enjoys very low summer rainfall coupled with afternoon and evening breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.

Mullineux Wines have been awarded the title of Platter Winery of the Year in 2014, 2016 and 2019 and obtained more Platter 5 star awards for their wines than any other winery in the annual publication’s 39 year history. Andrea Mullineux was named “Winemaker of the Year 2016” by the US magazine Wine Enthusiast, a first for any winemaker in South Africa and only the third female winemaker ever to receive this award.

There is also an Irish connection – the Mullineux’s Roundstone Farm in Riebeek Kasteel was named after the Connemara fishing village by its previous owner, Brendan McCoy from Co. Antrim.

John Edward Joyce, proprietor of the Mustard Seed, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for those who enjoy good wine as well as avid wine enthusiasts to experience a selection of premium wines. We are very much looking forward to introducing Nicola to many of our regular guests and hope to welcome lots of new faces also.”

The dinner with Mullineux Wines will be co-hosted by specialist Cape wine importer Dr Éilís Cryan of Kinnegar Wines, Galway and costs €75 per person. Dinner with wines and bed and breakfast is available from €135 per person sharing subject to availability.

To book your place, please contact the Mustard Seed on 069 68508 or email

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