WineMason provides restaurants, winebars and independent retailers with original and distinctive wines.

WineMason is an importer and agent of original and distinctive wines from Germany, Portugal, Austria, Spain, France, Italy, South Africa and California. We work with 50 wineries over 9 countries and have listed just over 300 wines. We distribute these wines to Ireland’s best restaurants, winebars, hotels and independent retailers,  where ever great wine is being sold We help shape and build tailored wine lists for the on and off trade that are exciting, well priced and trending. From emerging wine regions to discovering the potential of local grape varieties, we are constantly evolving with the ever-changing wine world and we work to reflect this in the wines we sell.

You can also find out more here about our wines : Wine List


Barbara Boyle MW
Barbara was born into a very good port and sauternes vintage. She first encountered wine on a school trip to the Loire. She spent ten years working as an accountant, which facilitated a modest cellar, wine studies and travels. In 2001, Barbara completed a WSET Diploma in Wines & Spirits, and became a Master of Wine (MW) in 2016. Her Research Paper was on the effect of serving temperature on the sensory attributes of Ruby and Tawny Port. Barbara is responsible for wine buying, communications and finance. You can contact her at


Ben Mason
Ben was born into an off year for wine – but was not deterred from pursuing a wine career. He first studied in Germany and Scotland, then returned to Ireland to work for Searsons Wine Merchants from 1997 to 2001. He subsequently co-founded the Wicklow Wine Co. Ben has held a WSET Diploma since 2000, and his command of the German language extends to fluency with Riesling. The WineMason Portuguese portfolio was a result of Ben and Barbara’s first meeting – then marrying – in Porto. Austria followed, and then a growing brood of wines from other countries. Ben and Barbara established WineMason in 2013 to focus exclusively on wholesaling wine to the independent trade. Ben is responsible for wine buying and wine sales, and you can contact him at

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Graham Kearney
Graham is the philosopher of the WineMason team. Having studied the subject (not so) many years ago, he can explain to you not only what wine you are tasting but why you enjoy tasting it so much. Graham worked in O’Brien’s retailers and Blackrock Cellar previous to joining WineMason. He has extensive experience working in retail and this has led him to successfully manage majority of our retail accounts and earn him the self-appointed title ‘King of Retail’. You can contact him at

Hélène Le Meur 
Hélène, hailing from Brittany was born with an innate love of wine. Working in the restaurant trade for many years, Hélène honed her customer skills and her palate. Her experience working with customers and developing an understanding for what they want to drink has led her to become part of the WineMason sales team. With her continental charm and belief that the glass should never be half but always fully full (of wine), she will guide you towards the wine you’ve been looking for. Contact her at or alternatively, take a weekend stroll on Dollymount beach and you will more than likely spot her kitesurfing in the distance!

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Killian Horan
Killian’s journey into the wine world has been an eventful one. Starting out studying Natural Sciences (specialising in Geography) in Trinity College Dublin his love of the world began to blossom. An avid skier, Killian lived in Whistler B.C. Canada for 2 years working in restaurants. He worked in Ely Wine Bar to fund his love of travel, not knowing it would lead him to a new love; wine. He began learning everything he could about wine and is now currently studying for his WSET Diploma. Combining wine and travel, Killian has spent a harvest in the Rhône and is ready to impart all his knowledge with his customers as the newest member of the sales team in WineMason. Contact him on

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Emma Hartigan

We believe Emma may actually possess a time turner. She is in her final year of Culinary Arts in Technological University Dublin while also working part time as a restaurant manager and here at WineMason. Her love of food is rivalled by her love of wine and travel and she spends her summers discovering the food and cultures of Asia, South America and Mexico. Emma brings order and a sunny smile to the WineMason office and works on website, social media and our marketing materials. She can be contacted at