Meet the Makers Wicklow

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This 1 day Irish food and drinks tour brings you behind the scenes of the indigenous Irish food and drinks industry in Co Wicklow – also known as the Garden of Ireland. This experience will connect you with the real people behind some of the fantastic innovations happening in Ireland’s food and drink scene today.

You’ll discover many of the producers are blending traditional Irish food, with a contemporary twist. There will, of course, be plenty of opportunities to sample these delicious delights along the way.

This tour is the perfect excuse to escape the city and visit multiple owner-operated producers with a behind the scenes experience.

This small group tour is fully guided, and starts & finishes in Dublin.

This tour is perfect for private groups of 10+. Please contact us for a bespoke tour on a date of your choice.

You will be picked up at your accommodation in Dublin.

3% credit card transaction fee applies.

Departure & Return Location

Your Hotel, Dublin

Departure Time

9am from the Kilkenny Shop on Nassau Street

Price Includes

  • Pickup from Dublin
  • Makers Tours
  • Tour of Heritage House and Productive Gardens, Farm Shop, Rustic Lunch at Killruddery
  • Winery tour, wine tasting and cheese and chocolate pairing at Wicklow Way Winery
  • Tastings of ale, beer & stout direct from the brewer's tanks at Wicklow Wolf Brewery
  • Distillery tour, whiskey tasting and food pairing at Powerscourt Distillery
  • Dropoff back to pickup point


Location 1The Grand Estate at Killruddery

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.

Location 2Pam 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.

Location 3Tasty 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.

Location 4Taste 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.