Velfrey Vineyard

About Velfrey Vineyard

Currently we are open by appointment only for vineyard tours and the sale of vine sponsorship packages. Please call 01994 240002 or 07950 886644 or 07957 113355 or 07960 113355 or e-mail info@velfrey.com to arrange. We planted in May 2017, after a year long period of preparing the ground to make it suitable for the growing of vines. Our first harvest was in October 2019 and we will have our first bottles of premium Welsh sparkling wine available for purchase in late 2020 or early 2021 (we are determined to do everything possible to maximise the quality of the product – these things cannot be rushed!) Visitors to the vineyard will be greeted in our garden lodge (which has toilet facilities) where you will be offered refreshments. Then we will make a slide presentation explaining the history of the site, a year in the life of the vineyard, and the process of making sparkling wines in the traditional way (including some surprising historical facts about where the so called ‘Champagne method’ originated!) You will then be taken into the vineyard to see the vines close up to help you understand the way in which they are cared for. If you choose one of our optional vine sponsorship packages, you will also have the chance to choose your own vine and see your personalised slate tag secured beside it, before being presented with you personalised certificate. The cost of the vineyard tour is £15 per person, with discounts for groups of 10 or more. We can also offer tasting platters by prior arrangement – please ask when you book. The vine sponsorship package is £45 and includes a free vineyard tour for two people; a bottle of our premium sparkling wine in a presentation box (although, like us, you’ll need to be patient and wait until the first vintage is ready before it can be delivered or collected); as well as the personalised slate tag and certificate mentioned above.

Additional Information

Open all year.

Open by appointment only. Please call 01994 240002 or 07950 886644 or 07957 113355 or 07960 113355 or e-mail info@velfrey.com to arrange your visit or to buy a vine sponsorship package.

Price Info:

Vineyard tours are £15 per person with discounts available for 10 people or more.

Tasting platters including a vineyard tour are £21 per person.

Vine sponsorship packages are £45 each.

Facilities:

  • Disabled Access
  • Groups welcome
  • Open All Year
  • Parking (free)
  • Pembrokeshire Produce
  • Toilets

Accessibility

The lodge where we welcome visitors has a double door and a ramp on both the entry and exit sides. One of the bathrooms is wheelchair accessible although there are no handrails. There is a smooth and wide compacted path down into the edge of the vineyard, although access to the vines themselves is of necessity across a grassed area, so access may be difficult depending on ground conditions.

Directions

We are on Velfrey Road, between Whitland and Lampeter Velfrey/Narberth.

From Whitland, take the road towards Tavernspite, past the railway station and over the level crossing. Shortly after take the first turning on the right onto Velfrey Road. Continue for about a mile and a half until the road begins to descend. Shortly afterwards, you will see Velfrey Vineyard on the left hand (South) side. Look out for a cream-painted wall with large black metal gates.

From Narberth, follow the signs for the crematorium. Go past it on the left, then through Llanmill and through Lampeter Velfrey. Continue for about a mile until the road bears round to the right at the end of a large S bend. Shortly afterwards, you will see Velfrey Vineyard on the right hand (South) side. Look out for a cream-painted wall with large black metal gates.

From the A40, there is a country lane which brings you almost to the vineyard in just over a mile. However, it is narrow and there are limited passing places. If you wish to come that way, the lane can be found just on the Pembrokeshire side of the Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border, on the South side of the A40 (which is on the left if you are heading West towards Haverfordwest, or the right if you are heading East towards St Clears/Carmarthen). The lane takes you over a hupm-back bridge across the railway and continues to Velfrey Road. Turn left onto Velfrey Road and Velfrey Vineyard is immediately on your right. Look out for a cream-painted wall with large black metal gates.

There is a railway station in Whitland, about a mile and a half away from the vineyard and a railway station in Narberth about three miles away. There is no scheduled bus service which passes the entrance so visitors relying on public transport will need to arrange a taxi from either of these nearby towns.