Local Vineyards to Riverside Cottage, Wye Valley, Monmouthshire

Vineyards in Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire

There’s been a major resurgence in British winemaking in recent years. If you’re interested in visiting (and tasting?) a local working vineyard, there are six located in Monmouthshire, four in Glamorgan, another four across the border in Gloucestershire and five more in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

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Ancre Hill Vineyard – distance from Riverside 12 miles.

Contacts: Monmouth, NP25 5HS (Phone: 01600 714 152) www.ancrehillestates.co.uk

Open for vineyard tours and tasting from 1st April thru 30th September, Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Outside these times they are open by appointment (call 01600-714 152 to arrange). Vineyard tours are run twice daily starting at 11.30am and 3pm- cost £7 per person. Tasting costs £2 per person without wine purchase, and wine is for sale by the bottle or by the case from the Cellar Door.

Monnow Valley Vineyards – distance from Riverside 11 miles.

Contacts: Great Osbaston Farm, Osbaston, Monmouth, NP25 5DL (Phone: 01600 716 209)

Note: No web site, but e-mail contact as peter@monnowvalley.com

Call to find out about vineyard tours, tastings and purchases etc.

Parva Farm Vineyards – distance from Riverside 0.25 miles

Contacts: Tintern, Chepstow, NP16 6SQ (Phone: 01291 689 636) www.parvafarm.com

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The farm, which can be seen from the cottage, is open year-round from 11.30 thru 17.30 (dusk in Winter) for visiting – drop by and enjoy a tour of the vineyard and a chance to try the range of Welsh wine.

Sugar Loaf Vineyard – distance from Riverside 29 miles

Contacts: Dunmar Farm, Abergavenny, NP7 7LA (Phone: 01873 853 066) www.sugarloafvineyard.co.uk

The farm is open for self-guided tours of the vineyard from March thru October (10.30 to 17.00 on Tuesday thru Saturday, 12.00 to 17.00 on Sunday. Closed Mondays except for Bank Holidays). The shop is open only for sales during November and December, and by appointment during January and February (please ring to make an appointment).

Wernddu Wine and Vineyard – distance from Riverside 8 miles

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Contacts: Pen-y-Clawdd, Monmouth, NP25 4BW (Phone:01600 740 104) www.wernddu.com

Vineyard tours and tastings are available by prior arrangement – just ring to organise.

White Castle Vineyard – distance from Riverside 22 miles

Contacts: Llanvetherine, Abergavenny, NP7 8RA (Phone: 01873 821 443) www.whitecastlevineyard.co.uk
Visitors are warmly invited to visit White Castle vineyard to experience the beauty and tranquility of the rural setting. The vineyard is planning to have the first wines available for tasting and purchase from May 2012.

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Holiday Cottage Tintern - Glamorgan Vineyards

Bryn Ceilog Vineyard – distance from Riverside 40 miles

Contacts: 14 Clinton Road, Penarth, CF64 3JB (Phone: 02920 711 017)

No web site or e-mail address available

Red and white wines are produced from vines growing in the Vale of Glamorgan. Call to find out about vineyard tours, tastings and purchases etc.

Glyndwr Vineyard – distance from Riverside 54 miles

Contacts: Llanblethian, Cowbridge, CF71 7JF (Phone: 01446-774 5640) www.glyndwrvineyard.co.uk

Glyndwr is the oldest vineyard in Wales and visitors are welcome. Everyone is treated to a glass of Glyndwr vintage sparkling wine upon arrival, followed by a conducted tour of the 6-acre estate. Visitors are encouraged to have something to eat whilst they are tasting the wines. Call to enquire about the options available – priced from £17.00 per person.

Llanerch Vineyard (Cariad Wines) – distance from Riverside 42 miles

Contacts: Hensol, Pendoylan, CF72 8GG (Phone: 01443-225 877)  www.llanerch-vineyard.co.uk

The vineyard is open for all guests to explore at their leisure without the need for a guide, so you can amble around the vines at your leisure taking in the sights and scents of a working vineyard. An explanatory booklet is available (priced at £2.00) which will enable you to gain an excellent understanding of the preparation required to turn the grapes into a very good wine. If you would like to sample the delights of the wines (priced at £6.00 per person) and take a closer look at a working vineyard, call, or email ‘info@llanerch-vineyard.co.uk’.

Gelynis PYO Fruit & Vineyard – distance from Riverside 38 miles

Contacts: Morganstown, Cardiff, CF15 8LB (Phone: 02920 844 440)

Call to find out about vineyard tours, tastings and purchases etc.

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St Anne’s Vineyard – distance from Riverside 27 miles

Contacts: Oxenhall, Newent, GL18 1RW (Phone: 01989 720 313) www.stannesvineyard.com (Might be under construction)

Guided tours and tastings are provided for groups of visitors – call for opening times and details. The wines produced are available for sale in the farm shop.

Strawberry Hill Vineyard – distance from Riverside 30 miles

Contacts: Newent GL18 1DQ (Phone: 01531-822 669) www.strawberryhillvineyard.com

Enjoy a guided tour of the vineyard, followed by wine tasting and a light cheeseboard lunch- priced at £46.00 per couple. Call ahead before visiting to make sure that someone will be around to welcome you.

Thornbury Castle Vineyard – distance from Riverside 15 miles

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Contacts: Thornbury, BS35 1HH (Phone: 01454-281 182) www.thornburycastle.co.uk

Thornbury Castle (a Castle Hotel – over the Severn in England) also has its own vineyard. The grape harvest takes place late September or early October, depending on the weather during the Summer. Each year, all-comers are welcomed to participate in the grape picking – check out their Events Calendar.

Three Choirs Vineyard – distance from Riverside 30 miles

Contacts: Newent, GL18 1LS (Phone: 01531-890 223) www.three-choirs-vineyards.co.uk

Visit the modern winery where the wines are made and enjoy tasting a selection of the wines. There are guided tours and tastings at 11.00 and 15.00 on Mondays thru Saturday (there are no tours on Sundays).

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Coddington Vineyard – distance from Riverside 36 miles

Contacts: Coddington, Ledbury, HR8 1JJ (Phone: 01531-640 668)

The vineyard is situated a few miles west of the Malvern Hills in an area of outstanding beauty. Visitors are welcome from 1st March thru 23rd December on Thursdays to Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays between 14.00 and 17.00. Alternatively, just phone to make a mutually convenient date and time.

Frome Valley Vineyard – distance from Riverside 42 miles

Contacts: Paunton Court, Bishops Frome, WR6 5BJ (Phone: 01885-490 768) www.fromewine.co.uk

Call to find out about vineyard tours, tastings and purchases etc.

Lulham Court Vineyard – distance from Riverside 34 miles

Contacts: Lulham, Madley, HR2 9QJ (Phone: 01981-251 107) www.lulhamcourtvineyard.co.uk

Call to find out about vineyard tours, tastings and purchases etc.

Tiltridge Vineyard – distance from Riverside 46 miles

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Contacts: Upton upon Severn, WR8 0SA (Phone: 01648-592 906) www.elgarwine.com

The vineyard shop is open from 09.00 to 17.00 on Mondays thru Fridays – closed at weekends. Call to find out more about vineyard tours and tastings.