Ynglŷn â Velfrey Vineyard
Velfrey Vineyard is looked after all year round by Andy and Fiona who moved to Pembrokeshire in 2014. Not long after they were followed to West Wales by their son Ryan who, along with his brother, suggested the idea of planting the vineyard. They were joined recently by Ryan’s fiancée Sophie who takes care of all the food that is served from the visitor lodge. Last but by no means least are the vineyard dogs Archie, Billy and Bash who you might be able to spot evidence of with all the stray tennis balls in the vines!
Open Thursday to Saturday from mid-April right up until harvest in October. We offer vineyard tours at £15pp, starting at 11am and lasting approximately 90 minutes. Enjoy a unique grape to glass experience and learn about the vineyard from its establishment to the present day. Beginning with an indoor talk and visual presentation followed by a trip into the vineyard to see the vines and how they are cared for. The tour also includes a tasting of two of our wines. We advise pre-booking for our tours. Attendance for under 18’s is free but they must be accompanied by an adult. Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.
You can choose to accompany your tour with our Welsh grazing board that includes delicious Monmouthshire charcuterie, artisan cheeses from across West Wales, locally baked focaccia, chutneys and relishes from just up the road and moreish Welsh crackers and Mediterranean style sundries! The Welsh grazing boards are also available to be booked separately at £20pp.
Throughout the year, on special seasonal occasions, we have our afternoon tea sittings. All of which are baked and prepared freshly by Sophie. Pre-booking is essential for any experiences involving food as it is all freshly prepared to order. Afternoon teas are priced at £25pp.
2022 was a fantastic year for us at Velfrey. Our first still white wine Solaris 2021 was extremely popular and sold out within 3 months. Don’t panic, more is in the tank for the 2022 vintage. We were also extremely honoured to find out our Non-Vintage traditional method sparkling wine won the highest accolade a the Global Masters 2022, our 2019 Cuvée Reserve was awarded a Silver medal at the Glass of Bubbly awards and our low-alcohol Naturiol 2021 won a bronze at the Welsh Wine Awards.
2023 will see the release of 3 new wines: 2022 Solaris, Naturiol 2022 and our flagship Cuvée Reserve 2020.
All wines are available to order online via our website or you can visit us at the vineyard.
We have a variety of options for gift vouchers online, our Adopt a Vine package proves to be a particularly popular gift for wine lovers!
Phone: 07950 886644
Open all year.
WELSH:: Price Info:
Vineyard tours are £15 per person.
Tour & Welsh Grazing board – £35 per person.
Afternoon tea – £25 per person.
- Baby Changing
- Disabled Access
- Groups welcome
- Open All Year
- Parking (free)
- Pembrokeshire Produce
- VAQAS - Visit Wales - Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme
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.
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 hump-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.