HIGHBANK ORGANIC ORCHARDS
During blossom time in May, harvest time in October and November, through to Christmas, Highbank offers an insight into a small scale Irish organic food producer. We visited the orchard in spring where the orchard had started to bloom. Rod introduces this tree as Katie.
We toured the orchard on this tractor train.
A peaceful drive on the tracker train through the blooming apple orchards 🍏 🍎
Rod Calder-Potts telling us about organic farming and the history of the orchard.
We continue on our tour, these are some of the things we spot along the way.
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.
The smallest distillery in Ireland
Kilkenny gin made in the premises.
Tasting the products made in the orchard in their cafe and we were treated to some music during it.
You have to try this - I loved it on my porridge for breakfast earlier that morning.
Exceptional quality and award winning cider Vinegar made by Highbank Orchard.
If you are around Kilkenny you have to go and have a look at the orchard and stock up on their unique products.