Taste the Island: The Most Mouth-Watering Wicklow Food Experiences

Taste the Island: The Most Mouth-Watering Wicklow Food Experiences.

Wicklow is a melting pot for quality cuisine and this Autumn foodies can embark on several unique “Taste the Island” experiences, which showcase local food and drink.  Meet the makers of fabulous local fare, including growers, bakers, distillers and brewers, take on a food trail and forage for your supper.

Check out these unmissable Wicklow food experiences in the ‘Meet the Maker Wicklow’ Tour, available until the end of November.

Foraging for edibles at Killruddery House & Gardens, Bray, Co Wicklow.

The historical house and gardens of Killruddery, set in 850 acres of working farm and protected biodiversity, offer a stunning and unique location for a foraging expedition!  Fionnuala Ardee, one of the family members at Killruddery, explains the history of the house on a private tour through the Walled Garden, noting various herbs and vegetables, and foraging for seasonal fodder along the way.  The Head Chef will meet guests along the walking route to offer Killruddery Pork Sausage Roll eaten with freshly picked leaves.


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–> Killruddery Farm Market Open Every Saturday

Irish Berry Wine Tasting at Wicklow Way Wines, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.

Meet Brett Stephenson, the winemaker at Wicklow Way Wines, Ireland’s first fruit winery. Hear about berry winemaking in Ireland and the importance of environmental sustainability in production, followed by a visit to the tasting room overlooking the vats.

In the tasting room you’ll sample the three wines produced at the winery – Móinéir Irish Strawberry, Blackberry and Raspberry Wines, experiencing their unique aromas, flavours and colours. Along with the wine tasting you’ll taste Irish artisan cheeses and chocolate, specially selected to enhance your taste experience.  Foodie heaven!


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–> Visit Wicklow’s only Winery

Wicklow Wolf Brewery Craft Beers Experience at Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow.

Meet Quincey or Simon, co-owners of Wicklow Wolf Brewery for a fun and informal tour and tasting of some award-winning Irish craft beers.

Wicklow Wolf Brewery are brave enough to grow their own hops in Ireland, and this sustainability-driven business has deep roots in Wicklow, working hard to have little negative impact on the environment.

Tour the brand-new brew-house; see, smell and taste the ingredients and learn about the brewing process before tasting the wolf-pack.


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–>  Discover Wicklow Wolf’s New Brew-House

Taste Wicklow Whiskey at the Powerscourt Distillery, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

The awesome Great Sugarloaf Mountain is the backdrop for this premium whiskey tasting experience.  An underground lake of pure water that lies beneath the Powerscourt Estate is one of the raw and natural ingredients that goes into distilling this unique Irish whiskey.

A guided tour brings you through the distillery where you’re nose will be dizzied by the rich malty aromas and your taste buds shocked by the 70% product!  Continue into the on-site maturation warehouse before you’re treated to three samples of the award-winning Fercullen Irish Whiskeys and carefully selected food pairings. Sláinte!



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–> Tour the new Distillery at Powerscourt 

Meet the Makers Tour Wicklow is €150 including all tastings. Pick up from Dublin City at 9am is included. The tour ends at 5.30pm in the seaside town of Bray, where you can stay overnight in one of the many hotels and guesthouses or grab a bite to eat, before heading back into Dublin City on the DART.
Book your place here.

–> Plan your Stay in Bray here 

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