Dornish red

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Dornish reds are red wines from Dorne in southern Westeros. There are sour[1][2][3][4] and sweet varieties.[5][6]


In the legend of the Rat Cook, dark red Dornish wine was part of the recipe for the pie in which the son of an Andal king was cooked.[7]

After the Second Battle of Tumbleton, Ser Hobert Hightower gave casks of Dornish red and Arbor gold to Ser Ulf White. Having poisoned the sweeter golden wine, Hobert planned to drink the sour red. A suspicious Ulf insisted that Hobert share the gold, however, and both men died from the poison.[1]

Prince Baelor Targaryen ordered Prince Aegon Targaryen to serve sweet Dornish red to Ser Duncan the Tall during the tourney at Ashford Meadow.[5]

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A Game of Thrones

A wineseller in the Western Market of Vaes Dothrak offers a sweet Dornish red to Daenerys Targaryen. She decides to accept the summerwine, but the wineseller instead offers an Arbor red which he has secretly poisoned upon learning her identity.[6]

A Feast for Crows

Queen Regent Cersei Lannister and her uncle, Ser Kevan Lannister, share a flagon of Dornish red during supper.[8] Ser Jaime Lannister, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, drinks Dornish red in White Sword Tower.[9]

A Dance with Dragons

Tyrion Lannister finds sour reds from Dorne in the cellar of Illyrio's manse in Pentos.[3] Tyrion drinks Dornish reds while traveling with Illyrio Mopatis toward the Rhoyne.[10]


A taste for the khaleesi? I have a sweet red from Dorne, my lady, it sings of plums and cherries and rich dark oak. A cask, a cup, a swallow? One taste, and you will name your child after me.[6]

Orton: We have Dornish red and Arbor gold, and a fine sweet hippocras from Highgarden.
Cersei: The gold, I think. I find Dornish wines as sour as the Dornish.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion I.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Hedge Knight.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 54, Daenerys VI.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 56, Bran IV.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
  9. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
  10. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 5, Tyrion II.