Introducing Wales

The Welsh Vineyards:

Meet the Chairman Robb Merchant White Castle Vineyard

“I’m delighted that Wales is kicking off this series of Friday ‘socials’ from around the wine regions of Great Britain. We are very proud of the wines we produce here in Wales, where we have vineyards in the north and the south of the country. This is a growing region, now boasting some 30 vineyards.

Many are open to the public and are looking forward to welcoming you when restrictions are lifted. However, you can still enjoy our wines – many vineyards sell direct or can point you to where they are available.

Please tune in this Friday – a number of us will be online too and looking forward to raising a glass with you!”

Some background facts on the region, eg:

  • Number of vineyards 30 - totalling 57 hectares
  • Notable/winning styles from the region; Both Still and Sparkling. Still is main production
  • Notable aspects from the region; Sandy Clay loams through to Slate shingle

A few other facts:

  • Oldest vineyard - 41 years Parva Farm vineyard Tintern
  • longest-serving vineyard owner - Richard Norris Glyndwr
  • Newest Vineyards - Rhys & Gwen Davies / Drew Hansen both planted in 2019 Youngest vineyard owner - probably Jac Evans Llaethliw

Notable wins for the region:

  • Ancre Hill winning the Bollicine del Mondo in 2012
  • Several vineyards have had awards in International Wine Competion & Decanter World Wine awards and our own national competition WineGB Awards
  • Conwy tourism award.

DON’T FORGET TO TUNE IN!:

Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube

  • At 7pm on Friday 24 April log on to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, follow the activity by using the hashtag #WelshWineNight
  • Take photos or even a video to share your enjoyment of English or Welsh wines
  • Feel free to post and share your photo/video
  • Feel free to ask questions or start a conversation with other live followers. Team WineGB and winemakers will be online throughout the hour to respond and join in the conversation
  • Open and enjoy some English or Welsh wine! Search for a local vineyard or retailer – many are listed on our SHOP LOCAL listings page that highlights where you can order wines online that can be delivered to your door
  • Remember to tag all posts with hashtag #WelshWineNight plus @WineGB (Instagram/Facebook), @Wine_GB (Twitter). We’ll be reposting any posts we are tagged in
  • You will be able to view all the videos via our YouTube channel

Are you a vineyard? Get involved! More information here.