Welsh Wine – White Castle Vineyard
Our aim is to produce Quality Welsh Wines
White Castle Vineyard is owned by Robb & Nicola Merchant, it is situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of Monmouthshire in the village of Llanvetherine close to the towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth.
The 5 acre vineyard is planted on a gentle south facing slope that is ideal for growing vines and ripening grapes for Welsh wine.
White Castle Vineyard is dedicated to producing a variety of quality welsh wines using first class viticultural practices.
Visitors are warmly invited to visit White castle Vineyard to experience the beauty and tranquillity of our rural setting.
We have our Award Winning Quality Welsh Wine available for purchase from the Cellar Door.
Cellar door open Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank holidays 10-5pm for wine tasting, wine purchases and Gifts.
Our Welsh cheese platter lunches are available by prior arrangement.
We offer a conducted vineyard tour followed by wine tasting @ 3pm Friday – Sunday & Bank holidays.
We can open Monday – Thursday by prior arrangement.
Welsh Red Wine Varieties
One of the most ancient and noble of all grape varieties. It is the classic grape for red Burgundy but is also an important element of sparkling wines.
One of the new generation varieties bred for quality it will produce a medium bodied wine with excellent fruit and tanning balance.
Produces wines with very good colour and style and overtones of classic red varieties.
Welsh White Wine Varieties
Considered similar to Sauvignon Blanc in character
Is well suited to oak aging and used for still or sparkling wines. Single varietal wines offer crisp acidity, with quite neutral flavours.
A small berried and intensely aromatic variety.
We visited with friends and were given the tour of the vineyard by the owner. He was friendly, informative and his passion for his craft was obvious. We were shown around the restored barn and then the vines where I personally learnt a lot about the wine making process, from vine to bottle. We then went on to taste some of the wares and again my education continued. We left with some of their sparkling white wine and fortified wine(untasted) and our friends took a variety of the red wines. The fortified wine(port by another name) was excellent but the sparkling wine was absolutely superb! As good as, if not better than, any champagne we’ve had in the past. This is a great way to spend an hour or two, having your knowledge expanded by an excellent host.
We discovered White Castle Vineyard while driving to visit the nearby White Castle on a weekend excursion from the Cotswolds. The vineyard is not large. Think quality over quantity. I enjoyed the vineyard tour, wine tasting, and talking with Rob more than I did visiting the White Castle (which was pretty cool to visit).
The wine was good. I definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area. Make it a stop on your Welsh wine visit.
Rob also recommended the nearby 1861 restaurant. His taste in wine seems to be as good as his taste in restaurants.
I just wanted to say yet again thank you so much for a wonderful tour. The delegates loved it and those that couldn’t make it were very envious from the feedback those that attended gave back that evening.
Your enthusiasm for what you do and the area really added to the day, and especially the theme of promoting business in Abergavenny, which was fantastic. Thank you for taking the time out to host us and for your warm hospitality.
As I say, I’ll be back soon no doubt for some more tasting / buying but if you do have any events you’d like me to include on the www.visitabergavenny.co.uk website, do let me know.
Many thanks again,