Tom Barlow
Llanbadrig Vineyard
Cae Owen
North Wales LL67 0LN
Telephone: 01407-710416
Grape Varieties
  • Phoenix
  • Regent
  • Madeleine Angevine
  • Triomphe
  • Pinot Noir early
  • Bianca
  • Rondo
  • Own winery
  • Cafe/restaurant and shop Types of wine
  • Red
  • Dry white
  • Medium-dry white

    The Vineyard

    Llanbadrig is now the most northerly vineyard in Wales. The initial experiment involved growing vines in a greenhouse. However, in 2000, 2000 vines were planted on the 3 acre site 20-45 metres above sea level in an East to West valley NE of Cemaes in Ynys Mon. The direction of the valley allows the SW wind to ride high over the valley and a warm micro-climate exists with virtually no frosts, and little summer rainfall.Average mean temperatures are over the critical 10 centigrade from May to October, providing ample time for ripening. South of the Island is Snowdonia, which pushes the prevailing wind high, causing the clouds to break before they reach the north coast area. The sunshine at Cemaes must be the longest in the UK (Valley Airfield recorded an average of 1614 hours)
    The soil is sandy-loam containing gravel and large stones which, placed under the vines, increase the night warmth. Drainage is good, but has been improved on the lower slopes to assist winter run-off.Rainfall is very low,and can cause growing problems.
    The winery and sales outlet was developed from derelict farm buildings.


    Take A5025 (North coast Road) to CEMAES BAY. Turn right at village sign, passing GADLEY HOTEL. The vineyard is a mile further on, on the right hand side as you drop into the Llanbadrig valley.

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