“26TH June 2018
On a blazing hot day in June, myself and some friends headed to White Castle Vineyard in Abergavenny, Wales and, to our surprise, not only found some glorious sunshine but some incredibly wonderful wines! If you have any preconceptions about Welsh wine, please put them to one side and read on…..
I had been at the WineGB event in London a few weeks earlier when I met Robb Merchant, owner of White Castle. I mentioned that I had plans to be in Newport visiting some friends and he told me to pop on over as they’re only 30 minutes away. Pop on over we did, and we were not disappointed!
“13 March 2017”
Just a note to say thank you so much for an enjoyable and interesting evening last night every one thoroughly enjoyed your talk and slides.
It was a delight to see how passionate you both are about the Vineyard and what you have achieved. I wish you every success for a bumper harvest this year.
Later on in the year I will contact you re a visit as you suggested.
Many thanks once again.
“30 July 2016”
Just a quick line to thank you for your beautiful sparkling white and pinot noir which were served at our daughter Jennifer's wedding at Llansantffraed Court last Saturday.
Excellent in every way.
“19 July 2016”
Hi Robb & Nicola
enjoyed visiting and talking to you on Saturday.
Good news: had a lovely evening in garden with wife back from part1 of Offa's Dyke Walk, rounded off perfectly with a bottle of your Regent.
Bad news: you've made an Englishman very happy - though probably happier than I ought to be given work tomorrow.
No need to reply
“29th March 2016”
Thanks so much to you both for a lovely day yesterday, we all really enjoyed ourselves and your wines are delicious. Will let my parents know they should pop in sometime as well!
“Great time wine tasting with Robb…”
Thanks Robb we had a great time with you. I now like white wine after tasting your wine and Rose'!! What a great present wine tasting I will tell others Pookie and Ruth
12th November 2015
“A very tipsy visit.”
A fantastic place to visit, tucked away in the outback of Wales. Rob and Nicola were excellent hosts. We had a tour of the vineyard to hear about the different grapes and ate some to see the different tastes. And then off to a tasting. We had 5 in all to try and must say all the wines were very drinkable, even the reds which I don’t normally like, but did these as light. The wine tasting is to be paid for. Lots of our group took 2 or 3 bottles each home so out coach was rattling.
9th September 2015
“wonderful welsh vineyard”
Not far from White Castle just west of Monmouth is White Castle Vineyard. Nicola and Robb Merchant have a wonderful little vineyard and make superb award winning wines. Great tasting room on site, cellar door sales and even a restored medieval barn.
22nd June 2015
Thanks to Robb and your wife, Nicola for making our Saturday “Barn and Vineyard Trip” such a super occasion.
We were delighted with the manner in which we were introduced to “Nic’s Dream Vineyard” by Robb. He was good-humoured, knowledgeable and attentive. He dealt patiently and authoritatively with my questions. Having a first rate tour was most fulfilling.
Your vineyard was beautifully clean, well organised and we had great entertainment.
Thanks are extended to the above two young people. We are delighted to see the renovation of the barn and the growing of the grapes, sadly, we were unable to stay for the tasting!
We will be back... if you’ll have us.
We look forward to making further trips. Many, many thanks.
We wish you continued success with your White Castle Wine
Mo and Phil Wood
22nd April 2015
Firstly I must thank both you and your wife for a wonderful visit on Sunday. What a lovely story behind the setting up of the vineyard and lovely wines you produce as well. Everyone enjoyed the visit tremendously
Kind regards & best wishes
28th March 2015
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,
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.