– Vineyards of Wales –
– Vineyards of Wales –

The Home of Welsh Wine

Vineyards of Wales was established in January 2020 to provide information on the Welsh wine and viticulture sector to the general public, trade and press.

Vineyards of Wales acts as a gateway into the flourishing world of Welsh wine and is the perfect starting point for those who are looking to visit a local vineyard, sample quality Welsh wine or simply find out more about the sector.

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Pinot Noir, Parva Vineyard, 2017
Pinot Noir, Parva Vineyard, 2017
Pinot Noir, Parva Vineyard, 2017

– A nicely balanced, light, fruity red. Red cherries and raspberries with a hint of gooseberry. Lovely red to chill for the summer.

£17.00 Add to cart
Triomphe, Ancre Hill Estates, 2014
Triomphe, Ancre Hill Estates, 2014
Triomphe, Ancre Hill Estates, 2014

With such a marginal weather, who would have thought Wales could produce wine?! This family estate went even a step further: they adopted biodynamic practice in 2012 to protect the integrity of the land and obtained the Demeter certification in 2013. The Triomphe grape, originally from Alsace, is well-suited to the area and gives pure raspberry and red cherry aromas.  It’s very juicy and quaffable and perfect on a hot summer day.

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‘Renaissance’, Pen-Y-Clawdd Vineyard, 2018
‘Renaissance’, Pen-Y-Clawdd Vineyard, 2018
‘Renaissance’, Pen-Y-Clawdd Vineyard, 2018

Renaissance is a dry, crisp, still white wine produced from the 2018 harvest from Reichensteiner, Phoenix & Schönburger grapes.

It has aromas and flavours of green apple, fennel and stone fruit with refreshing citrus notes,

Perfect as an aperitif, with grilled fish, seafood, white meat or goat’s cheese.

Pen-Y-Clawdd Vineyard website

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Orange Wine, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018
Orange Wine, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018
Orange Wine, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018

– A wine that will be unlike almost any that you have tried before – and you will be glad you tried it. Deep, savoury, with necatarine & tangerine and lifted herbal notes. The grapes underwent 100% whole bunch maceration for between 30 to 50 days. Fermentation was finished in oak and stainless steel for ageing on gross lees for a minimum of 10 months, with natural MLF, no filtration or fining. Ancre Hill Estates is located in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire. The 12 hectares of vineyards are perfectly positioned on south facing slopes close to the border town of Monmouth and the Wye Valley. The estate utilises traditional Biodynamic and Organic Viticultural practices to produce the best possible fruits from carefully sourced and selected varieties with excellent heritage. The wines produced at Ancre Hill express the terroir of ancient mudstone and sandstone soils, giving the wines their character and natural flavours, with no external intervention or manipulation in the winemaking process.

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Rosé, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018
Rosé, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018
Rosé, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018

– Wild strawberry, red cherry and tart redcurrant freshness make this an outstanding choice for a summer’s afternoon outdoors. Made from the final 10/15% out of the press from their Blanc de Noirs production, the skins left on juice for 4-6 hours. This was followed by fermentation in stainless steel and concrete egg, then aged on gross lees for 6 months minimum, with natural MLF, no filtration or fining. Ancre Hill Estates is located in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire. The 12 hectares of vineyards are perfectly positioned on south facing slopes close to the border town of Monmouth and the Wye Valley. The estate utilises traditional Biodynamic and Organic Viticultural practices to produce the best possible fruits from carefully sourced and selected varieties with excellent heritage. The wines produced at Ancre Hill express the terroir of ancient mudstone and sandstone soils, giving the wines their character and natural flavours, with no external intervention or manipulation in the winemaking process.

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Pinot Noir, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018
Pinot Noir, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018
Pinot Noir, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018
– Fragrant strawberry, cherries and liquorice with sweet spice

– Light but intense – fragrant strawberry and cherries merge with liquorice and sweet spice. The grapes underwent 100% whole bunch maceration for between 30 to 50 days. Fermentation was finished in oak and stainless steel for ageing on gross lees for a minimum of 10 months, with natural MLF, no filtration or fining. Ancre Hill Estates is located in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire. The 12 hectares of vineyards are perfectly positioned on south facing slopes close to the border town of Monmouth and the Wye Valley. The estate utilises traditional Biodynamic and Organic Viticultural practices to produce the best possible fruits from carefully sourced and selected varieties with excellent heritage. The wines produced at Ancre Hill express the terroir of ancient mudstone and sandstone soils, giving the wines their character and natural flavours, with no external intervention or manipulation in the winemaking process.

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Chardonnay, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018
Chardonnay, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018
Chardonnay, Ancre Hill Estates, 2018
– Light lemon and ripe green apple, hints of honeysuckle & vanilla

– Cleverly balancing delicateness with power, the aromas and flavours are of light lemon and ripe green apple, displaying hints of honeysuckle & vanilla. The grapes were whole bunch pressed then fermented in stainless steel and oak barrel. It was aged on gross lees for a minimum of 10 months, with natural MLF, no filtration or fining. Ancre Hill Estates is located in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire. The 12 hectares of vineyards are perfectly positioned on south facing slopes close to the border town of Monmouth and the Wye Valley. The estate utilises traditional Biodynamic and Organic Viticultural practices to produce the best possible fruits from carefully sourced and selected varieties with excellent heritage. The wines produced at Ancre Hill express the terroir of ancient mudstone and sandstone soils, giving the wines their character and natural flavours, with no external intervention or manipulation in the winemaking process.

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Pet Nat, Ancre Hill Estates, NV
Pet Nat, Ancre Hill Estates, NV
Pet Nat, Ancre Hill Estates, NV
– Sweet and sour – red fruit jam and bitter cherry, with tickling fizz

– Nicely crazy lightly sparkling red, with a sour cherry and red fruit jam nose, that plays out on the palate too, with a slightly herbal back-note. It reminds us of a light Lambrusco Rosso. A real sweet & sour character to it, with great freshness. The new vintage’s juice was blended with previous vintage base wine whilst still fermenting. Primary fermentation finishes in bottle producing a lightly fizzy wine of between 2 and 3 bar pressure. Ancre Hill Estates is located in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire. The 12 hectares of vineyards are perfectly positioned on south facing slopes close to the border town of Monmouth and the Wye Valley. The estate utilises traditional Biodynamic and Organic Viticultural practices to produce the best possible fruits from carefully sourced and selected varieties with excellent heritage. The wines produced at Ancre Hill express the terroir of ancient mudstone and sandstone soils, giving the wines their character and natural flavours, with no external intervention or manipulation in the winemaking process.

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Sparkling Rosé, Ancre Hill Estates, 2013
Sparkling Rosé, Ancre Hill Estates, 2013
Sparkling Rosé, Ancre Hill Estates, 2013
– Delicate red berries on the nose, real zing and energy on the palate

– A beautiful balance of delicate red fruit and brioche notes from the 4 years lees ageing, this pale coloured sparkling rosé with a fine mousse has real zing and energy to it, feeling much younger than its vintage would suggest. The wine was fermented in stainless steel and concrete with an elevage of over 12 months for the base wine, then ageing for 4 years on lees. Ancre Hill Estates is located in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire. The 12 hectares of vineyards are perfectly positioned on south facing slopes close to the border town of Monmouth and the Wye Valley. The estate utilises traditional Biodynamic and Organic Viticultural practices to produce the best possible fruits from carefully sourced and selected varieties with excellent heritage. The wines produced at Ancre Hill express the terroir of ancient mudstone and sandstone soils, giving the wines their character and natural flavours, with no external intervention or manipulation in the winemaking process.

£39.95 Add to cart
Cariad Blush Rose, Llanerch Vineyard, 2018 – COMING SOON –
Cariad Blush Rose, Llanerch Vineyard, 2018 – COMING SOON –
Cariad Blush Rose, Llanerch Vineyard, 2018 – COMING SOON –

– Llanerch Vineyard has made this rose in true Provence style, pale on the colour and subtle red fruits and citrus in the flavour. A fantastic wine that can be drank on its own or with cured meats and cheese.

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Cariad Off-Dry White, Llanerch Vineyard, 2018 – COMING SOON –
Cariad Off-Dry White, Llanerch Vineyard, 2018 – COMING SOON –
Cariad Off-Dry White, Llanerch Vineyard, 2018 – COMING SOON –

– The Cariad off dry is a blend of the grape varieties produced at Llanerch giving a rounded wine with an all around appeal, and is Llanerch’s best seller. Being off dry but not sweet this can easily be enjoyed on its own, but also works great with Chicken & Fish.

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Cariad Dry White, Llanerch Vineyard, 2018 – COMING SOON –
Cariad Dry White, Llanerch Vineyard, 2018 – COMING SOON –
Cariad Dry White, Llanerch Vineyard, 2018 – COMING SOON –

– The grapes for Llanerchs Cariad Dry white wine are grown in the warmest area in the vineyard allowing the fruit to ripen with lush Citrus and stone fruit flavours and a crisp dry finish. Pairs great with with Salads, Chicken & Fish.

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Cariad Sparkling White Brut, Llanerch Vineyard, N/V – COMING SOON –
Cariad Sparkling White Brut, Llanerch Vineyard, N/V – COMING SOON –
Cariad Sparkling White Brut, Llanerch Vineyard, N/V – COMING SOON –

– The Cariad sparkling brut has crisp citrus notes on the nose & palate with a smooth moose and a fine finish. A great wine for any celebration.

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Cariad Sparkling Blush, Llanerch Vineyard, 2017 – COMING SOON –
Cariad Sparkling Blush, Llanerch Vineyard, 2017 – COMING SOON –
Cariad Sparkling Blush, Llanerch Vineyard, 2017 – COMING SOON –

– This elegant pale salmon pink rose has a citrus nose and a Lemon, Apple, Strawberry & summer red berries on the palate. Delicious on its own, or even better as an accompaniment to afternoon tea.

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Pydew, Conwy Vineyard, 2018
Pydew, Conwy Vineyard, 2018
Pydew, Conwy Vineyard, 2018

A blend of Ortega and Phoenix grape varieties, named after the beautiful ‘Pydew’ where our vineyard is situated.  An off-dry still white wine with aromas of ripe pear and apples.  On the palate it’s lime citrus with lychee.

Perfect with: Rich white meat dishes or with a lovely ripe soft cheese.

Awards:

Bronze Medal – Welsh Wine Competition 2017 & 2018

Ortega is a grape variety used for white wine. It was created in 1948 by Hans Breider at the Bayerischen Landesanstalt für Wein-, Obst- und Gartenbau in Würzburg and was released with varietal protection in 1981.  It is a cross between Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe.  Breider chose to name the variety in honour of the Spanish poet and philosopher José Ortega y Gasset.

Ortega ripens early, is not sensitive to frost and reaches quite high must weights, typically 20 degrees Oechsle higher than Müller-Thurgau. It is therefore often used for sweet wines, which are considered to improve with cellaring.

Phoenix is a white variety of grape of German origin used for wine.  It was created by Dr. Gerhardt Alleweldt (1927-2005) at the Geilweilerhof Institute for Grape Breeding in Siebeldingen in 1964, by crossing the Vitis vinifera variety Bacchus with the hybrid grape Villard Blanc.

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Dathliad Rose, Tintern Parva, 2013
Dathliad Rose, Tintern Parva, 2013
Dathliad Rose, Tintern Parva, 2013

– Lovely salmon pink rose. Wild strawberry & summer pudding aromas which carry well into the flavour. A crisp finish.

£25.00 Add to cart