It’s Welsh Wine Week. It is the perfect time to celebrate the flourishing Welsh wine industry and explore the exceptional wines produced in the country. At Celtic Wines, we take pride in offering a diverse selection of Welsh wines that showcase the unique flavours and craftsmanship of local vineyards. Join us on a virtual tour as we delve into the histories of Velfrey Vineyard in Pembrokeshire, Glyndwr Vineyard in the Vale of Glamorgan, and the wines from Spring Hollow Vineyard.
Velfrey Vineyard: Excellence in Pembrokeshire
Established in 2016, Velfrey Vineyard has swiftly gained recognition and acclaim for its commitment to producing top-quality still and sparkling wines. The vineyard’s dedication to excellence was recently acknowledged when it received the Small Drinks Producer of the Year award at the Food and Drink Wales 2023 awards.
With limited production, Velfrey Vineyard offers a selection of three outstanding wines, soon to be joined by two more top-quality sparkling wines later this year. Keep a keen eye out for these newcomers, as they promise to be exceptional additions to their already impressive portfolio.
Currently available from Velfrey Vineyard are:
– Sparkling Brut NV: A delightful sparkling wine that enchants the palate with its fine bubbles, lively acidity, and elegant notes.
– Naturiol 2021: This still white wine captivates with its refreshing citrus flavours, showcasing the pure essence of the Welsh terroir.
– Solaris 2022: A testament to Velfrey’s winemaking prowess, this still white wine exhibits a harmonious blend of tropical fruit notes and vibrant acidity.
Glyndwr Vineyard: A Prestigious Legacy of Welsh Winemaking
As the oldest and largest Welsh vineyard, Glyndwr’s wines have graced various prestigious Welsh events over the years. Nestled in the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan, this family-run vineyard holds vineyard tours where you can meet the llamas that roam the estate. It’s an experience that perfectly complements the delightful wines they produce.
Glyndwr Vineyard boasts an extensive range of still and sparkling wines, each capturing the essence of the vineyard’s dedication to quality and craft. Whether you’re seeking sparkling white wine to celebrate a special occasion or a dry white wine to accompany a delightful meal, Glyndwr has something to satisfy every palate. Their range also includes a red wine with rich flavours, a refreshing rose wine, and a delightful sparkling rose with delicious flavours.
Currently available from Glyndwr Vineyard are:
– Sparkling White: A celebration in a glass, this sparkling white wine enchants with its vivacious bubbles and vibrant fruit flavours.
– Sparkling Rose: Delicate and alluring, this sparkling rose wine offers a symphony of berry aromas and a delightful blush hue.
– Dry White: Crisp and aromatic, this white wine delights with its citrusy notes and floral undertones, making it a versatile companion to various dishes.
– Red: Showcasing the depth and complexity of Welsh reds, this wine exhibits rich dark berry flavours and subtle spice.
– Rose: Vibrant and refreshing, this rose wine delights with its fruit-forward character and delicate acidity.
Spring Hollow Vineyard: Organic Excellence in the Teifi Valley
Located just outside Llandysul in the scenic Teifi Valley, Spring Hollow Vineyard is renowned for its organic and biodynamic winemaking practices. Celtic Wines alongside Spring Hollow supply wines to the exceptional Welsh Green Weddings for their clients to enjoy on their special day.
Spring Hollow Vineyard’s meticulous attention to detail and small-scale production result in a range of wines that embody excellence. The vineyard’s commitment to organic and biodynamic practices ensures that each bottle is a true reflection of the land and the grape varietals cultivated.
Currently available from Spring Hollow Vineyard are:
– Rondo Red: A luscious red wine with captivating notes of dark berries and a velvety texture, showcasing the character of the Rondo grape variety.
– Rondo Rose: Delightfully vibrant and refreshing, this rose wine offers a perfect balance of red fruit flavours and a crisp, dry finish.
– Solaris White: An aromatic white wine with tropical fruit notes, crisp acidity, and a lingering finish, capturing the essence of the Solaris grape.
– Sparkling Brut: Crafted using traditional methods, this sparkling brut wine presents an effervescent delight with fine bubbles and a harmonious blend of flavours.
Spring Hollow Vineyard’s wines are available directly from the vineyard or at Welsh Green Weddings.
We are happy to celebrate the rich tapestry of Welsh vineyards and the exceptional wines they produce this week. Velfrey Vineyard in Pembrokeshire, Glyndwr Vineyard in the Vale of Glamorgan, and Spring Hollow Vineyard in the Teifi Valley each offer a unique experience through their wines.
From Velfrey Vineyard’s commitment to excellence and the arrival of new sparkling wines, to Glyndwr Vineyard’s prestigious history and the diverse range of still and sparkling wines, to Spring Hollow Vineyard’s organic and biodynamic practices and the outstanding wines that result from their attention to detail.
We invite you to explore the rich tapestry of Welsh wines and discover the flavours, stories, and traditions that make Welsh winemaking so remarkable. With each sip, you embark on a journey through the picturesque landscapes and passionate craftsmanship of Wales, all captured in a bottle of Welsh wine.