Posted on June 19, 2017 by John McCabe

We've tweaked our counter in the Wine Bar at The Gables and now have
 the PERFECT Tasting Table!
We offer monthly tastings (see below) but you are welcome to book a group of friends or colleagues for a night with a difference.
A evening at The Tasting Table includes

  • Glass of Prosecco or Wine on Arrival
  • Tasting of 6 wines
  • Sharing plates of Charcuterie, Cheeses etc
  • Full access to The Gables menu, Wine list, beers etc if you wish to avail of them.
We'll agree in advance what type/style of wine suits your requirements and Jim or John McCabe will guide you through the wines in a relaxed and convivial manner

A night with a difference, and an easy way to get to know colleagues, in-laws, neighbours etc

Prices start from €20.00 per person, minimum of 10 people required.
If you fancy a fun relaxed night out with a group of friends, then email john@mccabeswines with your preferred date etc and we'll confirm availability as soon as possible.


 *Tasting Table Conditions
Bookings for Tastings at The Tasting Table are limited to a minimum of 10 people. Wines, prices etc are agreed in advance so no surprises!
10% service charge applies to all Tasting Table bookings

Please note that Fridays & Saturdays are not normally available for Wine Tastings, as all our staff are already working on those nights.



Join our mailing list HERE to receive automatic updates of upcoming tastings, offers etc. (We don't send many!) 

Foxrock Car Park OPEN!!!!

Posted on April 24, 2017 by John McCabe

Great news for our regular customers who enjoy their wine with a delicious meal at The Gables Restaurant & Bar, the village Car Park is now open!
The car park is currently free of charge to use and has 51 available bays as well as disabled and electric car charging spots.
Even better, the Foxrock Village Car Park is just metres from the front doors of The Gables - fine dining and wining at your convenience!

Italian Wine Tasting, May 09 2017

Posted on April 24, 2017 by John McCabe

Our next tasting in The Gables is an Italian tasting, featuring some great, exciting Italian wines with canapés/antipasti etc. Full details HERE


Perfect wine for Easter?

Posted on April 16, 2017 by Bold Apps


There is no such thing anymore as the ‘perfect’ wine for Easter – people generally stick to what they like themselves.

However if you are a traditionalist, then try....



 Cotes du Rhone Villages 2014, Domaine Guilherme
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre

Fruity, with a touch of spice – assertive tannins but not harsh – a long elegant & balanced finish.

‘Recommended’, Hachette Guide

Gold Medal – Macon 2015

€19.99 each   - Buy two for €34.00  (equiv. €17.00 pb)



 La Chapelle de Bebian 2012,  Pezenas, Lanquedoc
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Wine Spectator said ‘Plush & juicy – asian spice, dark currants & kirsch accents linger on the creamy finish’
€21.00 each   - Buy two for €35.00
  (equiv. €17.50 pb)



Offers valid Easter weekend 2017 in McCabes Blackrock

On Tasting this weekend at McCabes Wines - 20% OFF

Posted on March 21, 2017 by John McCabe

On Tasting this weekend (March 24- 26 2017) in McCabes Blackrock is this cracker

Chateau d'Angles Classique 2013 La Clape  
€19.99 but 20% OFF this weekend

This is a smashing blend of Syrah, Grenache & Mourvedre from Eric Fabre - ex wine maker at Chateau Lafite Rothschild no less!
But don't listen to me - call in and try it yourself!



Tasting Calendar @ The Gables

Aside from tasting wines every weekend in McCabes Blackrock (with 20% Off!) we also run more structured tastings in The Gables 

More structured but still relaxed and good fun!

Upcoming Tastings include

After the success of the last Craft Beer Tasting (all Irish!) we have been repeatedly asked for another - so here it is!
We'll be tasting a range of interesting and quality beers, from Ireland, Germany & Spain!
The Full List can be viewed HERE  Craft Beer Tasting  
This tasting of 12 beers plus nibbles is €25.00 per person, and can be booked online HERE
There is a 10% discount when you book 6 or more online! 


We'll be tasting new, exciting, interesting wines from among the huge diversity of wines available from Italy. We will as usual be tasting some different (but not strange!) wines.
Full details will be posted shortly HERE.
This tasting is €25.00 per person, and includes nibbles etc
You can save 10% when you book 4 or more ONLINE !



A tasting where we do set out to see the different styles offered by different parts of the world!

We'll be comparing a Loire Sauvignon Blanc against a Marlborough Sauvignon, a Rhone blend against an Australian equivalent (Grenache/Syrah) and two Cabernets - one from Bordeaux, and one from South America! 
Full details to follow shortly HERE

This tasting is €25.00 per person, and includes nibbles etc
You can save 10% when you book 4 or more ONLINE!

McCabes Wines Christmas 2016 Opening Hours

Posted on December 19, 2016 by John McCabe

Christmas 2016 Opening Hours for McCabes Wines Blackrock

Monday 02 January 2017
12.30pm – 6.00pm
Normal hours retirn on Tuesday 03 January 2017
10.30am - 10.00pm  Mon - Sat
12.30pm - 8.00pm Sunday/Bank Holidays
01 2882037


THE GABLES Christmas Opening Hours 2016

Posted on December 19, 2016 by John McCabe

Christmas Opening Hours at The Gables 2016 
Please note that Closing Time is time of Last Orders*

Monday 02 January 2017
10.00am – 4.00pm* BRUNCH
5.00pm – 8.00pm* DINNER
*Closing time is time of LAST ORDERS
Normal Hours Return on
Tuesday 03 January 2017
01 2892174

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