White Castle Vineyard Visit

What better day to visit my first Welsh vineyard than on St David’s Day, 1 March! With husband in tow, we pulled up at White Castle Vineyard in Llanvetherine, Abergavenny. It was no surprise to me that when we arrived, it started to rain. Thankfully, we had missed the worst of Storm Jorge, so we sat in the car and waited it out. As I was putting on my waterproof trousers and Will was puting on his boots, Nicola Merchant, one of the owners, came along to open up the shop and to greet us. Robb Merchant came out to say hello too, but due to recent knee surgery, unfortunately he couldn’t join us on our tour. “Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!”, “Happy St David’s Day!” I said cheerily, as I met them both. It effectively turned into a private tour, as clearly nobody else is as bonkers as my husband and I and likes to venture out when the weather is bad…

Robb and Nicola Marchant
Robb and Nicola Merchant
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