On the "Green Island" (Eire) there were allegedly already in the 5th century by monastic orders first viticulture attempts. In the history of Bordeaux Some Irish have played an important role. These were, among other things, the families Barton and Lynch, of which in Pauillac Today's wineries or their predecessors Château Langoa-Barton. Château Léoville-Barton and Château Lynch-Bages were founded. Today is operated on about one hundred hectares of viticulture. The vineyards are located mainly in the southwest of the country in County Cork (in the northern part of the island belonging to the UK, there is no viticulture). One of the wineries is "Thomas Walk Vineyard" at Kinsale. From the grape variety rondo (formerly called Amurensis Walk) are used by ecological Farming red and rosé wines and also produced a bottle-fermented sparkling wine. In cool Ireland, however, are mainly white wines such as Müller-Thurgau and Reichensteiner cultivated. Other producers include Blackwater Valley Vineyard, Bunratty Winery, Longueville House and West Waterford Vineyard.