New vineyard, Gwinllan Conwy, will be joining the Cywain stand on the first day of the Royal Welsh Show (July 18-21).
The family-run North Wales vineyard produced its first wine earlier this year and were delighted to be awarded a silver award for their Solaris dry white wine at last month’s English and Welsh Wine of the Year competition.
Owners Colin and Charlotte Bennett harvested their first grapes at their vineyard near Llandudno Junction last October, and the special hybrid grape varieties have been chosen specifically to work well with the soil and climatic conditions in North Wales.
In addition to its award-winning dry white wine Gwinllan Conwy vineyard has produced a medium dry white, a red and rose wines, and a sparkling variety will be launched in the autumn.
Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard replaces The Gower Sausage Company on the Cywain stand at the Royal Welsh Show’s Food Hall.
Seven companies will feature on the Cywain-managed stand (numbers 66 & 67) over the four days of the Show, creating a diverse range of food and drink, which includes beer, honey, wine, cheese, gin, and botanical syrups!
Many of the producers will be making their show debut, while others will be launching new products and ideas. All the producers taking part in the showcase have been supported in their ventures by Cywain – a project created to bring added value to primary produce within the agriculture sector.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Cywain was set up by Menter a Busnes to bring added value to primary produce within the agriculture sector. The project has been allocated funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme for Wales 20014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
About Menter a Busnes
Menter a Busnes was established in 1989. With headquarters in Aberystwyth it specializes in supporting new businesses, business growth, agriculture, skills development and food and drink sectors throughout Wales. It manages a number of programmes on behalf of the Welsh Government including Farming Connect.
For more information about companies exhibiting on the Cywain stand at the Royal Welsh Show please contact:
Myrddin Davies, Cywain Manager
01745 770273 / 07964 354674
Lowri Edwards, Cywain Development Manager