Glyndwr Vinyard

A Day with Grapes & Llamas!

Some 20 members and ladies of Cardiff Circle visited Glyndwr Vinyard in the Vale of Glamorgan on 13 September 2014. They were given an interesting talk about the 33 year history of the vineyard and the process of wine making by owner Richard followed by a tour of the rows of vines by his son John who explained what influences the amount of crop and when the grapes are ready for harvesting. The vines are mostly grown on the traditional double Guyot system with some experimentation with Geneva Double Curtain. Vine varieties include Rondo, Regent, Madeline Angevine, Triomphe d’Alsace and Seyval Blanc. The visitors were surprised to be joined by on their tour by two very unusual spectators – a pair of llamas that are kept as pets by the family. After the tour the group sat down to a very enjoyable lunch followed by the opportunity to purchase wines produced at Glyndwr.

PHOTOS

 The visitors learn about viticulture ………

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……….. and are joined by two spectators

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Healthy looking grapes
 
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Lunch is served
  
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Cardiff President Gerry Lynch and his wife Mariet feeling a bit thirsty
 
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