Vineyard not yet open to the public
Mawddach Vineyard was planted in 2017 on a south facing slope, with glorious views of the Mawddach Estuary and Cadair Idris beyond. Set in the heart
of central Wales, it is surrounded by superb scenery and attractions. To the west is Barmouth, with its famous beaches and heritage trail, and to the east, the small town of Dolgellau and Bala Lake. Nearby too
are the ancient ruins of Cymer Abbey, a Cistercian monastry, whose monks once supplied horses and sheep to Llewellyn the Great.|
The grapes grown are:
Phoenix - A cross of Bacchus and Seyve Villard first registered in 1984
Solaris - A cross of Merzling and GM6493 produced at Frieburg. Merzing is a cross of Seyval Blanc and (Riesling x Pinot Gris). The GM6493 contains Vitis Amurensis, giving it hardiness.
Seyval Blanc- Otherwise Seyve Villard. the hardy workhorse of UK viticulture, known for producing a good crop every year- hence its nickname 'Save-all'