5. Meet the Makers Tour, County Wicklow (Oct 3-Nov 30)
The tour: With Brewery Hops tours, visitors can come face-to-face with the passionate producers who turned a labour of love into award-winning produce. First stop is Kilruddery House. Owner-manager Fionnuala Ardee welcomes you into her home where the Earls of Meath have lived for almost 400 years. Fionnuala brings to life the history of this great manor and its gardens with a guided tour, before you all sit down for lunch by the fire in the rustic Shoot Room. Afterwards, your next stop is a tour of the Wicklow Way Winery, followed by the Wicklow Wolf Brewery, which includes a tour of the aromatic brew-house and tasters of delicious craft beers. But don’t say sláinte just yet! Save it for the final tasting of Fercullen Irish Whiskey, accompanied by delicious food pairings, on your tour of Powerscourt Distillery.
The details: Tours can accommodate up to 16 people. Private tours dates can be arranged on request. Book online and see available tour dates.