We are a small-scale low-intervention vineyard on our fourth-generation sheep farm. Our name is lifted from a distinctive outcrop of exposed late Silurian rock on our farm called Whinyard Rocks - a Site of Special Scientific Interest located on Bache Hill in the Radnor Forest - which overlooks the vineyard.
In 2017 we planted 800 vines by hand with friends and another 800 in spring 2021. We chose three white varieties - solaris, phoenix and ortega - and two red - rondo and regent - for their flavour profiles and plucky ability to tolerate the challenging environment of our valley's altitude and cool Welsh climate.
Our grapes ferment on indigenous yeasts. We adopt a low-intervention approach with no added sulphur, fining or filtering to allow for a truer expression of our grapes and to make wines that reflect the Welsh hillside they're grown on.
We expect to have four wines available in 2022.
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Ortega, Phoenix, Regent, Rondo, Solaris
Number of vines
250m / 820ft above sea level