Making It Work: French traditions are good to the last drop in Gorey

After two decades working in the food sector, Arnaud Clopin has now turned his attentions to fine wines – with grapes grown on Irish soil

Arnaud Clopin, co-founder of La Kav Wines: ‘It is a big dream, but we are already well on our way’

Arnaud Clopin has an ambitious vision to bring the wine-making traditions of his native France to the Irish market: he plans to establish a new winery with grapes grown on Irish soil in fields outside Gorey in Co Wexford.

Originally from the Champagne-Ardenne region in north-east France, Clopin moved to Ireland in 1994 and built a successful career over two decades in the Irish food sector, working in sales and export roles for meat producers ...