Of course our appreciation for mothers or motherly figures in our lives should not be restricted to one day a year. But Mothering Sunday gives us an excuse to show our appreciation to those who invest love, time and work into our families.

Alongside the homemade cards and breakfast in bed there also room for something a little special. Most Mum’s will say that time spent with their precious ones is the best gift. Create those memories people!

If you both have a mutual love for wine then try one of our wine tastings. They are fun and they won’t cost a fortune-why not get the whole family together! (over 18s of course)

Meet the Winemaker – Luis from Soalheiro

£5.00 per person

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Luis Cerdeira from Melgaco in northern Portugal. Luis is the winemaker at Soalheiro, a winery that has become extremely well liked and respected throughout the world and no more so than here in Nothern Ireland. We are devoted fans of his wines and we are really looking forward to welcoming him back to Crossgar. Luis embodies his very domain (Soalheiro means sunny place) with his warm and friendly nature and naturally sunny disposition. Book soon, this is bound to be popular! Date: Saturday 30th April Time: 3-4pm. Price: £5 per person. Rock, paper scissors to decide who’s the designated driver, get the shopping done early and reward yourself with some good-humoured, informal, quality wine time. You never know – you might discover your new favourite wine.

If your Nan loves a glass of red then try something off the beaten track, but be assured-everyone who tries this wine loves it.

Dehesa La Granja Cosecha 2007

Dehesa La Granja Cosecha 2007

Bottle Price: £13.99 / €19.99 Case Bottle Price: £12.59 / €17.99

“Brilliant ruby. Smoke and spice accented aromas of redcurrant and cherry, with a hint of vanilla in the background. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering lively red fruit flavours that become sweeter with air. Closes on a smokey note, with slow-building tannins and lingering coconut and spicecake nuances.” 90 pts. (Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sept 2013).

Share a glass of white with your Aunt who has always been there and treated you as one of her own

Cauhape Jurancon Sec 2014

Cauhape Jurancon Sec 2014

Bottle Price: £10.95 / €15.99 Case Bottle Price: £9.86 / €14.39

60% Gros Manseng and 40% Camaralet, an obscure vine grown in Jurançon in south west France, the home of this domaine. Citrus, spice and white pepper flavours in a zingy, fresh style make this a great companion for all sorts of seafood.

Every wonderful woman deserves something sweet. We have the perfect gift. Amelia Rope knows what she is doing when it comes to making chocolate. These truffles are truly delicious. 

£11.99 – Availiable in the shop