Taste and Tour Highbank Orchards & Distillery
Highbank welcomes all vistors to TASTE & TOUR the Organic Orchards and visit Highbank Organic Farm Shop during the week.
The Organic Farm Shop is open from:
Monday-Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m.
(by appointment at weekends & bank holidays).
Steeped in medieval history the 17th century stonebuilt coachyard with its small distillery offers a backdrop to tasting the organic orchard syrup,juices, organic ciders and apple spirits all produces directly from the orchards.
During blossom time in May, harvest time in October and November, through to Christmas, Highbank offers an insight into a small scale Irish food producer adding value to product.Organic for over 20 years the farm is full of seasonal wildlife and vistors are welcome to bring a picnic and sit by our ecolakes, or our BeeBNB, to enjoy.
"loved each and every detail of your orchard. Thank you for taking the time to give us your tours and explain how it all came to be... from the stones, to the equipment, the history - it was wonderful and the highlight of my trip! "
"I've taken many distillery tours but this was memorable simply for the personalization of the tour they offered. "
"the history of the farm, which was fascinating. ...... great insights into what life is like on the farm and discussing what goes into the various products they make (Ciders, Brandy, Gin etc.). The grounds are amazing. From the beautiful rows of apple frees, to the horses and geese, I really felt like I was getting back to nature. "
"The orchard is truly a paradise"
Small Corporate Events
Bring your staff, colleagues or meetings to a wonderful setting, where you can relax away from daily routine. Our facilities include the Green Stage Meeting Room that hosts up to 25, optional catering and tour of the distillery and orchards.
Uniquely tranquil, Highbank Orchards offers a taste of rural Ireland to remember.
Group Bookings & Guided Tours
Group Bookings are welcome to Taste and Tour Highbank Orchards.
From apple to bottle, partake in living organic farming with a tractor train tour through the organic orchards, a visit to the distillery ending in our stone built 17th century mill with a sampling of our delicious Single Estate organic ciders, syrups and apple spirits. Your Guide will explain the process that creates the distinctive flavours and character of our organic cider, apple gin and apple brandy, meeting the owners for a chat on local history, and of course, The Highbank Story of five generations.
- Our guided tours last approximately one and half hours.
- Free Parking
- We welcome small groups as well as coaches.
Experience Harvest Time with a Taste & Tour of Highbank Organic Orchards and Distillery.Monday 29th October
Tractor train through the orchards with a shot of Drivers Cider, visit the Highbank Single Estate Distillery and sample Kilkenny's own Organic Single Estate Apple Gin, Christmas Liqueur Brandey,Sack Pommeau, apple syrups and vinegars unique to the farm accompanied by local history.