Our ToursMeet The Makers Tour
Go Behind The Scenes
Meet, great and eat with Wicklow’s most celebrated makers!
Escape Dublin city on a day trip to Wicklow on a guided food and drink trail to a country estate, a winery, a brewery and a distillery. You’ll Meet the Makers who produce the county’s local food, wine, beer and whiskey. Ideal for 10-16 people.
Private tours dates accommodated on request for groups.
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Meet The Makers
Gourmet Food & Gardens
The Grand Estate at Kilruddery House
Killruddery House is our first stop where you’ll experience a taste of Killruddery, a true sensory experience, blending the history of this 17th century house with the “down to earth” in the Kitchen Garden, where you will hear about the heritage and horticulture before foraging, smelling, tasting, and picking seasonal herbs & salad leaves. The chef will meet you to offer Killruddery pork sausage rolls along with your freshly picked leaves tea or coffee and a sweet taster, which you can eat in the charming Horse Yard or by the fire in the comfort of the rustic Shoot Room. Your guide will be owner-manager Fionnuala Ardee wife of “Lord Ardee”, part of the 16th generation of Brabazons to live at Killruddery!
A healthy, outdoorsy start to the day with some beautiful photo opportunities over the grand estate.
Innovative Fruit Wines
Pam and Brett, Makers of Wicklow Way Wines
Here we’ll meet Pamela and Brett, the creators of Móinéir, Ireland’s first and only premium berry wines. Ireland has a long but little-known history of making wines from the wild, native fruits of the island. Tour the winery with Pamela or Brett, and hear how they’ve built on the old traditions to create with care and passion, their award winning
Móinéir, Irish for meadow, fruit wines made from 100% Irish fruit.Irish Strawberry, Blackberry and Raspberry Wines. Experience the new wines, fermenting or maturing and then enjoy a taste of each of the matured wines and relish their unique characteristics, from the aromas to the colours and flavours. Having tasted the wines you’ll experience them again paired with local artisan cheeses and chocolates. This is a truly unique wine tasting experience.
Tasty range of Craft Beers at Wicklow Wolf
Our next stop is the Wicklow Wolf Brewery where you’ll enjoy a tour and tasting of their Irish craft beers. Wicklow Wolf are brewers of exceptional beers, brewed without compromise and with true passion, locally rooted and one with nature.
Meet Quincey or Simon, co-owners of this brewery for a fun and informal tour and tasting. Wicklow Wolf Brewery are brave enough to grow their own hops in Ireland, no mean feat with our climate!
Tour the brand new brew-house, see, smell and taste the ingredients and learn about the brewing process before tasting the pack.
Taste Wicklow Whiskey at the Powerscourt Distillery
Set against the backdrop of the Great Sugarloaf Mountain and drawing from an underground lake of pure water that lies beneath the Estate, Powerscourt sets the perfect stage for distilling Irish whiskey. Enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and on-site maturation warehouse followed by three samples of their award winning Fercullen Irish Whiskeys and carefully selected food pairings.
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Things to Bring: Your excited tastebuds!
Transport in Mercedes mini-bus
This tour departs Dublin at 9am from the Kilkenny Shop on Nassau Street arriving back to Dublin city centre approx 5:30pm.
Full Day tour, should anyone wish to overnight in Wicklow, the last stop is in Bray which has many hotels on the sea-front close to The Harbour Bar voted 'The Best Bar in the World' by Lonely Planet in 2010. It's right beside the DART rail line which is handy to get to/from Dublin city centre.
What To Bring
Be Ready For Adventure!
A Rain Jacket
A Thirst For Good Beer
Hunger for Great Food
A Sense Of Adventure!
Make sure to bring a sense of adventure as we will leave no stone unturned. Sometimes we have to make unscheduled stops for leprechauns to cross the road, to take photos of rainbows, to catch a local festival, to see an ancient archaeological site that just happens to be on our route.
What Are You Waiting For?
Go behind the scenes with some of the most inspiring Irish food and drink artisans in the Wicklow region.