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Welsh Wines

We are based in Abergavenny South Wales with easy access from :-

Abergavenny - Newport - Cardiff - Raglan - Crickhowell - Usk - Brecon Beacons - Ebbw Vale - Brynmawr - Monmouthshire - Gwent - Hereford - Monmouth - Merthyr Tydfil - Tredegar - Hay-on-Wye - Cwmbran - Penarth - Swansea - Bridgend - Caerphilly - Risca - Pontypridd - Chepstow - Gloucester - Wales

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White Castle Vineyard - Events

Corporate Days

If you want to improve the moral and motivation of your team we have the perfect venue.

Contact us and we will prepare a corporate event to meet and exceed your expectations. Interactive corporate events can be arranged such as conducted vineyard tours followed by wine tasting.

There's a lot to be said for a fresh environment and no interruptions and
here we have a truly tranquil setting.

Contact the vineyard direct

info@whitecastlevineyard.com or 01873 821443

Wine & Cheese Evening.

Perfect evening for those with a love and passion for wine.
Join us as we sample and savour six of our quality
Welsh wines served with a White Castle renowned Welsh cheese platter.

At White Castle Vineyard Abergavenny NP7 8RA.

Wednesday 30th May arrival @ 7 pm. Book via: 01873 821443 or
e.mail: info@whitecastlevineyard.com

Tickets £26.50 pp to include a 125ml glass of our award winning Rosé on arrival.



To celebrate Welsh Wine Week we are offering a
free conducted vineyard tour daily

@ 3pm from Saturday 26th May - Sunday 3rd June.
Booking advised: 01873 821443.

Watch this space for Further listing of Events Welsh Wine Week.


Vineyard Tour and Welsh Wine Tasting.

Friday, Sat & Sunday including Bank holidays @ 3pm £12.00 pp
Booking advised telephone 01873 821443


Wine Tasting at The Cellar Door.
Friday, Sat & Sunday including Bank holidays 10-5pm £10.00 pp


Join us for a Festive weekend at the Cellar Door of White Castle Vineyard.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December 2017

We have a fine array of new release wines Including sparkling white wine 2015.

(1581) our 1st release Welsh fortified wine.

Perfect Gift ideas. Adopt a vine. Bespoke Gift vouchers.

Spoil yourselves this Christmas


Welsh Wine Week

Vineyard Tour and Welsh Wine Tasting

Date: Friday 15th September 2017

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Location: White Castle Vineyard

Price: £21

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Test your palette, your stamina and an array of award-winning Welsh wines & cheeses in the beautiful, rural backdrop of Abergavenny’s White Castle Estate.

Robb and Nicola Merchant assumed their ambition to set up a vineyard in Wales was nothing but a rose-tinted pipe dream, but when an adjacent piece of land came up for sale in 2008 they leapt at the chance to turn their wishes into wine…

Meet The Merchants; the inspiring couple behind Cellar Door as they take you on a tour of their award-winning vineyard. Learn all about their voyage into vineyard ownership; from the humble beginnings and planting process, to the glory of harvesting, wine-making and distribution. Included is a full tasting session at the renowned Cellar Door, of their award-winning, homegrown wines, accompanied by a hearty platter of the finest Welsh cheeses on the market.

The Merchants sell the majority of their wines from the vineyard Cellar Door, and are thrilled to have wines listed in many of the local restaurants. The couple believe that in time they can produce around 7,000 bottles of wine from the vineyard and they have plans to extend the area under vine.

“Monmouthshire is a foodie heaven blessed with high-end restaurants and country pubs and we’re proud to be a part of that” Robb Merchant

White Castle Vineyard, Llanvetherine, Abergavenny, NP7 8RA
01873 821443


Welsh Wine Week

Celebrate with us @ White Castle Vineyard.
During Welsh wine week the vineyard will be open daily from
Sat 27th May - Sunday 4th June 10am till 5pm.
All Events are listed on www.whitecastlevineyard.com


Welsh Wine Week

Invite you to celebrate Welsh Wine Week with classic smoked food & wine pairing
At White Castle Vineyard
Friday 2nd June 6pm – 8pm
To include a glass of wine on arrival
Cost: £20.00 per person
Booking is essential as numbers are limited
info@whitecastlevineyard.com 01873 821443
sales@smoked-foods.co.uk 01873 811566

Come along and visit us at White Castle Vineyard in Llanvetherine Monmouthshire, Wales.

Home to a range of quality award winning Welsh wines.

We offer a range of experiences:

A conducted vineyard tour followed by wine tasting @3pm Friday-Sunday & Bank holidays.

Optional Welsh cheese platter to follow.

For wine & food enthusiasts:

  • White Castle Welsh wines and Welsh artisan cheese pairing.
  • White Castle Welsh wines and artisan chocolate pairing.
  • White Castle Welsh wine & artisan smoked products.
  • Forthcoming events shall be posted on our Events page.

Evening and Corporate Tours are available for parties of between 10-20 people pre arranged in advance.
Parties between 20-40 people can also be arranged.
We can open Monday-Thursday by arrangement.

Conducted vineyard Tour followed by wine tasting.
Conducted vineyard Tour followed by wine tasting.

Make the most of those hard earned weekends with a visit to our vineyard, a great experience well worth going that extra mile for. Visitors are warmly invited to experience the beauty and tranquillity of our rural setting whether you stroll the vineyard or enjoy its ambience from the terrace.
On arrival a warm welcome to all and introductions of ourselves.

  • Browse the Cellar Door.
  • We shall enjoy a conducted vineyard tour lasting approx. 45 mins, allowing time for questions and answers as we tour.
  • Our tour would include from early beginnings, planting, grape quantities, varieties, yields.
  • Photograph opportunities as you wander.
  • On return to the cellar door we then conduct a wine tasting of four of our quality Welsh wines.

Cost £12.00 per person
Friday, Saturday & Sunday and Bank Holidays at 15:00hrs
Monday to Thursday by prior arrangement only

Booking advisable...... info@whitecastlevineyard.com or 01873 821443


Friday Evenings with Rosé
Friday Evenings with Rose

With the summer sun and the weather getting warmer.

Enjoy the ambience of our rural setting from the sun terrace overlooking
the vineyard and watch the sun go down.

A Welcome glass of Rosé on ARRIVAL

Optional cheese platter supper @ £9.00 per Person.

Contact the vineyard direct on info@whitecastlevineyard.com or tel: 01873 821443

White Castle Vineyard Eisteddfod 2016 Fringe Event
White Castle Vineyard Eisteddfod 2016 Fringe Event

Enjoy a conducted Vineyard tour followed by a Welsh Cheese platter & A glass of our Welsh wine.

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 6.00 pm at the vineyard

Wine & Cheese are two of life's great culinary pleasures and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavour...
Perfect evening for those with a love and passion for wine.

Cost: £17.50 per person.   Booking required.

Contact the vineyard direct on info@whitecastlevineyard.com or tel: 01873 821443

White Castle Vineyard Eisteddfod 2016 Fringe Event
White Castle Vineyard Eisteddfod 2016 Fringe Event

Enjoy a conducted Vineyard tour followed by a Tasting of our award winning Welsh Wines.

Thursday 4th August 2016 6.00 pm at the vineyard

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

Cost: £12.00 per person.   Booking Required.

Contact the vineyard direct on info@whitecastlevineyard.com or tel: 01873 821443




Saturday 28th May 2016 @ 6.30 pm at the vineyard

Let's Celebrate Welsh Wine Week 2016 with "A Cheese & Wine Pairing"

Five White Castle Vineyard Wines paired with Five Welsh cheeses.

Wine & Cheese are two of life's great culinary pleasures and finding the perfect
match can be a delicious endeavour...
Perfect evening for those with a love and passion for wine.

Cost: £18.50 per person.   Booking advisable.

Contact the vineyard direct on info@whitecastlevineyard.com or tel: 01873 821443

Mid Season Vineyard Skills: Vineyard Pest and Diseases

Tuesday 21 June 2016. 09.30 – 16.00hr
Tutor: Chris Cooper. Location:

Croft Barn. White Castle Vineyard. Llanvetherine, Abergavenny. NP7 8RA

£70 per person, light lunch included – Booking essential www.wineandheritage.org.uk

Welsh Wine Week and Croft Barn - Vineyard Tour

WELSH WINE WEEK 28 May – 5 June 2016

Friday 3rd June 15.30hr.
In addition to our open barn event, there will be a guided tour of the vineyard as part of our celebrations of Welsh Wine Week. FREE – GROUPS MUST BOOK www.wineandheritage.org.uk

St. David Day

St. David Day

THE CELLAR DOOR will be open 10.00 – 16.00 hrs on March 1st to celebrate the life of our patron saint, St David. As part of our celebrations we will be releasing our Pinot Noir Précoce 2014 red wine.

We will also be celebrating our patron Saint with a St David’s Day Welsh Wine Tasting Dinner. 4 courses of Wales finest food paired with our award winning Welsh wines at THE FIG TREE PENARTH, Reservations are available at THE FIG TREE Tel: 029 2070 2512

Email: enquiries@thefigtreepenarth.co.uk


Thursday 3rd March 2016
A ½ day workshop on vine pruning and trellising
This workshop is designed for those who have a vine or two in their garden and would
like to get the best growth & fruit from them.

09.00 to 13.30 a light lunch is included.

Good water proof footwear and warm clothing is advisable.

£30.00 per person

An evening of Welsh wine & Artisan Chocolate pairing

Conducted vineyard Tour followed by wine tasting.

Present an evening of Welsh wine and Artisan Chocolate pairing

Friday 4th December 2015 6 – 7.30pm
At White Castle Vineyard Cellar door.

Excellent gift ideas or an opportunity to indulge yourself
Cost: £15.00 per person
To include a glass of wine on arrival.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited...... info@whitecastlevineyard.com or 01873 821443

White Castle Vineyard & Black Mountains Smokery

  Black Mountains Smokery

Invite you to celebrate the forthcoming harvest with a food & wine pairing
Saturday 5th September 6 – 8pm

Please join us for a vineyard tour followed by an informal tasting
The perfect chance to plan for autumn gatherings & the festive season ahead.

Cost: £18.50 per person

Booking is essential as numbers are limited
info@whitecastlevineyard.com 01873 821443
sales@smoked-foods.co.uk 01873 811566




JUNE 2015

Renovation saves ancient listed barn.

Guests at the launch of the restored Croft Barn toast the renovation work with White Castle Vineyard produce. Picture by Jack Bruten

MIDSUMMER Day saw the official launch of the renovated 16th century Croft Barn at White Castle Vineyard, Llanvetherine which has been removed from the listed buildings ‘at risk’ register thanks to funding from Cadw and the Heritage Lottery Fund.  

The Wine and Heritage Alive in Monmouthshire (WHAM!) project spearheaded by local buildings preservation trust and charity.

The Village Alive Trust, carried out the restoration work in partnership with Robb and Nicola Merchant of White Castle Vineyard.

The barn was formerly part of the adjacent Great Trerhew Farm where the Trust has also renovated a larger corn barn which featured in BBC One’s first Lambing Live broadcasts.

Both buildings are listed as grade II* and the next public open day will be held on
Sunday, September 6 from 2 – 5pm.

Speakers at the launch from left Rev Dr Jean Prosser MBE, Trust secretary; Pat Griffiths, chairman; Edward Holland, vice president; Sally Edwards, Heritage Lottery Fund; David Davies, Monmouth MP and project partners Robb and Nicola Merchant, of White Castle Vineyard.
Picture by Jack Bruten.

Over 120 guests and interested people attended the Croft Barn launch and enjoyed a talk on the barn, tour of the adjacent vineyard, homemade teas, icecream from Kelsmor Dairy, children’s activities and craft demonstrations by local artisans.

Guests included Monmouth MP David Davies, Sally Edwards of the Heritage Lottery Fund and representatives of Monmouthshire County Council as well as neighbours, past owners and project supporters. 

Mr Davies congratulated the Village Alive Trust on its conservation work with local heritage buildings since it was set up in 2004 and Sally Edwards said she had great expectations for the WHAM! project.

Trust vice president Edward Holland said, the Croft Barn had now been removed from the register of listed buildings in Monmouthshire which were deemed to be ‘at risk’ and was one of the few remaining barns of its type in the county.

David Davies, Monmouth MP, tries his hand at making a chair spindle coached by traditional Welsh chair maker Elizabeth Rowan at the Croft Barn launch and open day. Picture by Jack Bruten.

The barn is being used as a learning space for heritage and viticulture activities, including maypole dancing for local schoolchildren.

Places are still available to book for some events this Summer including wine and heritage tours and a talk on Monmouthshire Houses by historian Grant Muter.

Details can be found at www.wineandheritage.org.uk

or by emailing




Saturday 20th June 2015 Official Opening of The Croft Barn

Wine & Heritage

"Wine & Heritage"

Join us on A Mid-Summer vineyard tour. Marvel at the Restoration of our Grade 2* Barn

This offers a great opportunity for visitors to walk and explore the vineyard, and meet the passionate people behind the vineyard.

More information www.wineandheritage.org.uk

More Information Croft Barn Abergavenny


Vineyard & Vine Nutrition

Vineyard & Vine Nutrition

Course Date
23rd June 2015

White Castle Vineyard, Llanvetherine, Abergavenny. NP7 8RA.

About the course
The course will be run by Chris Cooper, Chris is responsible for writing the UKVA Pesticides Booklet [green book]
Attendees should come away informed how different soils can affect the growth of vines and therefore the importance of site & rootstock selection.

Attendees should gain a working knowledge of macro & micro nutrients, and how these effect vine growth & development, problems associated with limited or excess nutrients plus a guide on how other factors impact on vine growth & berry development.

Course Title: Vine Nutrition
The course will address the following points:

  • What are you aiming to achieve with your vineyard?
  • Soil types and the effect on rootstock & training
  • Nutrient usage by the vine/plants
  • Typical deficiency symptoms
  • Identifying and rectifying the problem
  • New Technologies

Course Costs
The all-in cost of the day is £65.60…per person.

Payment by Cheque, made payable to   Village Alive Trust and sent to Robb Merchant, White Castle Vineyard, Llanvetherine Abergavenny NP7 8RA

10.00 AM             Meet at White Castle  Vineyard, Llanvetherine Abergavenny NP7 8RA
10.30 - 12.45       In the vineyard, to look at location, soils, planting, training and care
12.45 - 13.30       Lunch (Please indicate if any vegetarian/dietary requirements)
13.30 - 15.30       Vine Nutrition   
Around 15.30       Finish


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