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.
COVID19 update – We hope to be back running tours from August 2020, assuming it is safe to do so.
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Brewery Hops will deliver an immersive small group tour, with a max of 16 guests. This allows guests to properly meet the makers.
Mia Tobin who owns and operates Brewery Hops is an accredited National tour guide. She takes guests on craft beer, whiskey and food tours all over the island of Ireland.
She is passionate about showcasing unique food and drink experiences to ensure you Taste the Island.
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!
Here we’ll meet the creators of Móinéir, Ireland’s first and only premium berry wines. Tour the winery with Pamela or Brett, and hear how they’ve created with care and passion, their award-winning Móinéir wines, made from only Irish berries. 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 intense aromas to the deep colours and complex 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.
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.
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.