Welsh Wine Awards 2017

WELSH VINEYARDS CELEBRATE GROWING SUCCESS Dylan was invited to judge at these Welsh Vineyards Association's annual wine awards this year and my what a job! Held at Llanerch Vineyard at Hensol in the Vale of Glamorgan, the competition saw over 50 wines entered by nine vineyards ranging from north to south Wales. Split into five classes, 21 wines were awarded Bronze, doubling last year’s achievement. Five gained Silver and this year, 3 wines were awarded Gold. The best wine in each class also received a trophy: Whjte - White Castle Vineyard’s ‘Siegerrebe’; Rosé - Llaethliw Vineyard; Red – White Castle’s Rondo; Sparkling – Tintern Parva Vineyard’s ‘Dathlu’; Sparkling Rosé - Llanerch with the 'The Thomas Davies Memorial Trophy' also being given to Llanerch Vineyard’s ‘Cariad Blush’ as overall Wine of the Competition.

The expert judging panel was comprised of Linda Johnson-Bell: wine judge, author, and founder of The Wine and Climate Change Institute; Sue Tolson: wine educator, judge and editor of the popular website, WineSofa.eu and Dylan of course!

2017 Award winners were as follows:

Bronze Llanerch, Cariad Dry 2013

White Castle, Gwin Gwyn 2016

Tintern Parva, Bacchanlia 2016

Pant Du, Gwin gwyn 2016

Llanerch, Cariad Dry White 2015

Montgomery, Solaris 2016

Conwy, Pydew 2016

Sugarloaf, Calon Lan 2016

Lleathliw, White 2016

Tintern Parva, Afon Gwy 2015

Llanerch, Cariad Medium Dry 2013

Llanerch, Cariad Rosé 2015

Lleathliw, Rosé 2016

Tntern Parva, Bwthyn Rhosyn 2015

Lleathliw, Red 2015

Tntern Parva, Ty Coch 2016

Pant Du, Gwin Coch 2016

White Castle, Rondo 2015

Conwy, Pefriog 2015

Tntern Parva, Dathliad Rosé 2010

Llanerch, Cariad Blush 2014


Tintern Parva, Baccus 2015

Conwy, Solaris 2016

Llanerch, Cariad Medium Dry 2016

Llanerch, Cariad White 2012

Glyndwr Rose 2015


White Castle, Siegerrebe 2016

Tintern Parva, Dathliad 2013

Llanerch, Cariad Blush 2011

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