White Castle Vineyard

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White Castle Vineyard


White Castle Vineyard Welcomes Spring with Exciting Updates and New Releases

As the first buds of spring emerge and the promise of warmer days beckons, White Castle Vineyard, led by Robb and Nicola Merchant, eagerly prepares to open its gates and Cellar Door for the 2024 season. With a flurry of activity in the vineyard and a lineup of new releases, there's much to celebrate and anticipate at this esteemed Welsh vineyard.

Reflecting on the transition from winter to spring, Robb and Nicola Merchant share their excitement for the upcoming season and reflect on the vineyard's journey thus far. "The March hare springs to mind as we prepare to welcome visitors to our vineyard for the first time in 2024," they remark. "It's a busy month ahead, with Easter celebrations serving as the pinnacle of our festivities."

Winter pruning activities are drawing to a close, and they have been hard at work trellising and preparing the vines for the growing season. With approximately 580 trellising posts and fruiting wires installed, the vineyard is poised for a fruitful year ahead.

Excitement is building as the first signs of fruiting emerge from vines planted back in 2022. "We selected a cane to bear fruit this year, marking an important milestone in our vineyard's development," say Robb and Nicola Merchant. "It's an exciting time for us as we witness the fruits of our labour begin to take shape."

In addition to tending to the vineyard, the Merchants have been busy with winery plans, despite weather-related delays. Construction progresses slowly but steadily, with the team eagerly anticipating the completion of the winery's floor. "Rome wasn't built in a day," they quip, expressing optimism for the future.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of vineyard activities, they recently attended St David's Day celebrations in Cambridge and London. They participated in a Welsh wine showcase event, introducing attendees to the quality and diversity of Welsh wines.

Excitement mounts as White Castle Vineyard prepares to unveil its latest releases, including the highly anticipated Cabernet Franc –probably a first for the UK, and the renowned Pinot Noir Précoce Reserve. With a selection of intensely delicious whites, rosés, and reds, there's something for every palate to enjoy.

As Easter approaches, White Castle Vineyard invites visitors to celebrate the holiday with vineyard tours and wine tastings. Easter weekend promises to be a festive occasion, with opening hours from Good Friday through to Easter Monday 10 am – 5pm and with plenty of opportunities to create lasting memories.

Looking ahead, White Castle Vineyard invites wine enthusiasts to mark their calendars for Welsh Wine Week 2024, taking place from May 24th to June 2nd. Stay tuned for updates and events as the vineyard continues to innovate and delight wine lovers across the country.

For more information about White Castle Vineyard and its offerings, please visit www.whitecastlevineyard.com


“I lost myself on a cool dark night, I gave myself in that misty light, was hypnotized by a strange delight, under a lilac tree…” J. Buckley.

Putting heart and soul into their own recipe for success, husband and wife team, Robb and Nicola Merchant founded the White Castle Vineyard in 2008, and what began as a delightful dream, has been allowed to mature, and blossom into a world-wide respected brand, producing 10,000 bottles a year. Dedicated to producing award-winning Welsh Wine, the White Castle Vineyard is serenely situated, amongst the breathtakingly beautiful countryside of Monmouthshire, in the village of Llanvetherine. Visitors are welcome to come and visit this wonderful Welsh, Gold award winning vineyard, where Conducted Vineyard Tours are followed by the chance to taste this world beating wine. White Castle Vineyard is a huge success story for Wales, and this family-run business shines as an outstanding jewel in the Welsh crown.

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Llanvetherine ,
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire , NP7 8RA

01873 821443


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