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Glyndwr Vineyard

Llanblethian, Cowbridge

Bed and Breakfast

Tours

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  • Juice, Cider, Wine and Drinks etc
  • Welsh Wine

 
       

CONTACT DETAILS

           Telephone        01446 774564

 

Glyndwr Vineyard is the oldest established and largest vineyard in Wales. Planted by the current owners in 1982, the estate comprises over 6,000 vines, grown on gently south-east facing slopes in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan.

The bottle label depicts the Welsh prince, Owain Glyndwr, riding into battle with Carreg Cennen Castle in the background. The wines are evocative of that bold and romantic period of Welsh history.

With the experience of 30 years playing an important role in the current success and reputation of the vineyard, the owners have built up an extensive network of outlets throughout Wales, for example Waitrose, the Celtic Manor Resort, Glen-yr-Afon Hotel, and numerous family run delis from St David’s in Pembrokeshire to Wally’s in Cardiff. The vineyard produces two white wines, a rosé, a red and two vintage sparkling wines. The wines have graced many a fine occasion from European State banquets to the restaurant in the House of Lords.

Glyndwr Vineyard is particularly proud of its environmentally friendly surroundings, where chickens, ducks and wild pheasants roam, hedges are left to grow wild to encourage bird life and the vines are treated with organic material.

The vines are mostly grown on the traditional double Guyot system with some experimentation with Geneva Double Curtain. Vine varieties include Rondo, Regent, Madeline Angevine, Triomphe d’alsace and Seyval Blanc.

The adjoining lovely gardens have been open to the National Garden Scheme and there are ponds, woodland areas and orchards containing a number of old British apple trees which make Glyndwr’s own unique and delicious cider. Amongst the gardens is situated the pretty bed and breakfast.

Underneath the farmhouse is the cellar, where the wines are stored and quietly mature. The wines can be purchased direct from the cellars.

Please be sure to phone for an appointment prior to arrival if you wish to buy wines.

 

The Vineyard

Glyndwr Vineyard produces a range of fine, award-winning wines which have been carefully blended and fermented by their skilled winemaker for over a quarter of a century.

The current owners pioneered the revival of viticulture in Wales, establishing Glyndwr Vineyard in 1982, making it the oldest family estate in Wales.

Glyndwr wines have won many competitions and commendations from Decanter Magazine to the UK Vineyards Association Awards. The sparkling wines have been particularly successful with the Brut taking first prize in the renowned South West Vineyards Association competition. The red wine, judged by four Masters of Wine, was singled out for a double gold in the same competition, the first time this accolade had ever been awarded.

Special Events At Glyndwr Vineyard

Special events can be as varied as your imagination. We specialise in weddings, hen dos, parties and cooperate events but we are happy to tailor our facilities whatever your needs.

Private Parties

The view from our barn available for hireYou choose the guests and the food and wine and leave the rest to us. Be as simple, traditional, smart or as rustic as you wish.

 

Hen Parties & Stag Dos

Looking for a unique idea for a stag or hen party?

A great Party is about having a time you will never forget in a beautiful, romantic and unforgettable location.

Start your Party off trying our range of Welsh Wines overlooking the vineyard in your own private venue. You are free to wonder around the private gardens and vineyard amongst chickens, ducks and llamas! Your choice of meals, canapés, snacks etc. Minibuses and limousines can be arranged.

A few examples of events others have enjoyed are outlined for you below.

Guided tour of vineyard, try our range of 6 different wines on your own private veranda looking out onto Wales’ oldest vineyard.

You are free to purchase more wine and stay for as long as you like or we can arrange transport for those looking to carry on elsewhere!

Guess the wine. Know your wines and think you can tell the difference between French, Australian and Welsh…? Even if not, have fun trying!

Did you hear about “Pinks” hot dogs in USA? Did you know that Welsh Vintage bubbly is great with chilli hot dogs? Our own secret recipe includes a bun stacked with frankfurters, cheese and slow baked chilli sauce made with prime minced beef. With salad or slaw on the side, perfect fare for sustaining that long night of clubbing ahead.

 

Corporate Events

Barn available for business meetings, entertaining clients, Christmas parties and team bonding.

Ideas:

Try the wines and have a guided tour of the vineyard. Guaranteed to impress any employee or client!

Get bonding with a tour and tasting following that morning private business meeting held in our vineyard barn.

Simply hire our vineyard barn in its stunning location for a truly unique meeting, refreshments available.

Ring or email to discuss your particular requirements.

Weddings

These will be small and intimate and as personal and special as our setting.

Contact us to discuss fulfilling your dream wedding breakfast.

 

 

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