Parva Farm Vineyard

Overlooking the Wye Valley and offering the visitor wine tasting and tours of the vineyard.

For nearly forty years this award-winning vineyard has overlooked Tintern. Visitors are welcome to stroll among the vines and try our wines. 

November news from Parva Vineyard
After such a lovely summer, which really suited the vines, we had a very large crop of grapes to pick. The grapes were ripe earlier than usual and we had beautiful weather for the harvest which made it a pleasant (though tiring) task.
We would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who helped with picking the nearly nine tonnes of grapes. This is the third largest crop we have had in the twenty two years we have been at Parva Farm.

For the first time ever we were able to pick some “late harvest” grapes (grapes which have been left on the vines to develop high sugar levels). We hope to be able to make a lovely sweet wine with these. They were our Bacchus grapes which have a very aromatic flavour so we hope it will be really nice.

After the harvest was over, we concentrated on the animals and have sold several cattle as we had too many to take through the winter. We have also sold several batches of lambs as winter will soon be upon us and we are a bit short of fodder as we had to feed some to both the sheep and cattle when the grass dried up during the summer.

November is the time of the Welsh Vineyards Association Annual Competition. We entered five wines and were very pleased to be awarded four medals. Our Bacchus 2017 and our Bryn Heulog 2017 (dry white) were both awarded silver medals and our Pinot Noir 2017 (red) and our Dathliad sparkling brut 2014 both gained bronze medals.

After the busy autumn, we took a week off and headed to the Lake District where the autumn colours were superb- rivalling the Wye Valley which also looked beautiful when we returned.

Our thoughts are now turning to Christmas. We shall be selling Christmas trees as usual. They will be available from the beginning of December. The vineyard shop will be open for all your Christmas wine requirements and we will also be selling holly wreaths and planted arrangements.

Last but not least we would like to wish everyone a very enjoyable and peaceful Christmas.

Parva Farm Vineyard was planted in 1979 on a south-facing slope, overlooking the village of Tintern and the beautiful River Wye. Colin and Judith Dudley (the present owners) took over the farm and vineyard in 1996 when it had been badly neglected and worked to bring it back to the productive state in which you will find it today.

About the Vines & Wines
4,500 vines of 15 different varieties cover an area of approximately a hectare. These old vines produce high quality grapes from which our white, rosé, red and sparkling wines are made. Over the years many awards, both national and international, have been won by our wines. Our specialities are Bacchus dry white, Pinot Noir rosé, and white and rosé sparkling wines. th_688b52f7eec4e6ec0eaaa748374c13da_1327169203ParvaFarmVineTrimming th_688b52f7eec4e6ec0eaaa748374c13da_1327169221ParvaFarmGrapes

Vineyard Tours
Leave the crowds behind and stroll among the vines learning about the history of the vineyard and winemaking and how we grow our vines on this Welsh hillside. Admire the wonderful views from the top of the vineyard and perhaps bring a picnic and relax in a quiet place to enjoy it. You may glimpse some of our wildlife – we have a resident family of green woodpeckers and buzzards are frequently seen.
Vineyard tours may be self-guided (following the arrows and reading the signs) which can be taken any time during opening hours or guided, which need to be booked in advance. Tours are followed by a tasting of some of our wines.

We do ask that you wear sensible footwear as the vineyard is fairly steep and the grass can be slippery. Because of the steep slope, the tour is not suitable for disabled or infirm visitors.

Guided tours and wine tasting are popular with groups (we can cater for 8 to 25 people) and can be taken in the day or evening during the summer months. (Please see more details below.) They are also great for hen parties!

We do special tours for couples or very small groups by arrangement.

After a tour, it is usually possible to book a meal at one of the local hotels. The Wye Valley Hotel is at the bottom of our drive and Sue and Barry would be pleased to hear from you. (Phone 01291 689441).

For special events, please see our website.

Our Vineyard Shop
The shop is open every day except Wednesday from 11.30am to 4.40pm in winter and from 1.00pm to 5.30pm in summer. Our full range of wines is on sale and available for tasting alongside our Mead and Fruit Wines. We sell locally produced Perry, Cider & Ale, local honey & preserves. We also have a range of gifts and wine related products.
Outside, around a seating area, there are garden plants and shrubs for sale – many of which are unusual. There is a picnic table in our garden which visitors are welcome to use.

The Farm
The vineyard is situated on a working farm where there is a small herd of pedigree Hereford cattle, sheep and ponies.

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In the spring, after we have finished lambing, we hold an exhibition called “Come & See the Lambs” in which we have ewes and lambs and sometimes orphan lambs. There is also information about sheep and how we look after the flock at Parva Farm. 

We have our own car park where we can take cars and small coaches. Unfortunately, large coaches are unable to access it due to a bend in the drive.

For more information or to book a tour or hen-party, please ring 01291 689636 and speak to Judith or email
Judith Dudley
01291 689636