Parva Farm Vineyard

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News from Parva Farm Vineyard

The good weather recently has helped immensely with ripening the grapes although it has also meant an increase in the number of wasps enjoying eating them along with the birds, foxes and other wildlife! David has netted the Regent grapes which, because of their purple colour are particularly attractive to birds and he is also netting the Pinot Noir for the same reason. The harvest will probably start a little later than usual this year but considering the awful spring weather, things are not looking too bad.

We have had a total of 7 pedigree Hereford calves born this year and are now looking for homes for the 4 young bulls from last year as it is time for them to leave the herd. We have also started to sell this year's lambs as the grass has not been growing very well due to the dry weather and over 100 lambs eat quite a bit!

The shop has continued to be busy (helped by the sunshine) and many visitors are interested in doing the self-guided vineyard tour and seeing the grapes. A lot of people are still coming to Tintern on holiday so we expect it will be busy into the autumn. Our opening hours are 12.00 until 5.00pm every day except Tuesday & Wednesday.

Posted 26 September 2021

Wine for collection or delivery during the virus epidemic

Although our shop is closed and we cannot do tours or tastings, you can still buy our award-winning wines. Orders may be placed by ringing 07484 670302 and paying over the phone. The wine can then be collected from the vineyard. We are also offering to deliver cases of wine locally (free within 5 miles). Please see our list of wines and other products below.

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Overlooking the Wye Valley and offering the visitor wine tasting and tours of the vineyard.

For over forty years this award-winning vineyard has overlooked Tintern. Visitors are welcome to stroll among the vines and try our wines. 

History
Parva Farm Vineyard was planted in 1979 on a south-facing slope, overlooking the village of Tintern and the beautiful River Wye. Colin and Judith Dudley (the present owners) took over the farm and vineyard in 1996 when it had been badly neglected and worked to bring it back to the productive state in which you will find it today.

About the Vines & Wines
4,500 vines of 15 different varieties cover an area of approximately a hectare. These old vines produce high quality grapes from which our white, rosé, red and sparkling wines are made. Over the years many awards, both national and international, have been won by our wines. Our specialities are Bacchus dry white, Pinot Noir rosé, and white and rosé sparkling wines.

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Vineyard Tours
Leave the crowds behind and stroll among the vines learning about the history of the vineyard and winemaking and how we grow our vines on this Welsh hillside. Admire the wonderful views from the top of the vineyard and perhaps bring a picnic and relax in a quiet place to enjoy it. You may glimpse some of our wildlife – we have a resident family of green woodpeckers and buzzards are frequently seen.

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Vineyard tours may be self-guided (following the arrows and reading the signs) which can be taken any time during opening hours or guided, which need to be booked in advance. Tours are followed by a tasting of some of our wines.

We do ask that you wear sensible footwear as the vineyard is fairly steep and the grass can be slippery. Because of the steep slope, the tour is not suitable for disabled or infirm visitors.

Guided tours and wine tasting are popular with groups (we can cater for 8 to 25 people) and can be taken in the day or evening during the summer months. (Please see more details below.) They are also great for hen parties!

We do special tours for couples or very small groups by arrangement.

After a tour, it is usually possible to book a meal at one of the local hotels. The Wye Valley Hotel is at the bottom of our drive and Sue and Barry would be pleased to hear from you. (Phone 01291 689441).

For special events, please see our website.

Our Vineyard Shop
The shop is open every day except Wednesday from 11.30am to 4.40pm in winter and from 1.00pm to 5.30pm in summer. Our full range of wines is on sale and available for tasting alongside our Mead and Fruit Wines. We sell locally produced Perry, Cider & Ale, local honey & preserves. We also have a range of gifts and wine related products.
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Outside, around a seating area, there are garden plants and shrubs for sale – many of which are unusual. There is a picnic table in our garden which visitors are welcome to use.

The Farm
The vineyard is situated on a working farm where there is a small herd of pedigree Hereford cattle, sheep and ponies.

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In the spring, after we have finished lambing, we hold an exhibition called “Come & See the Lambs” in which we have ewes and lambs and sometimes orphan lambs. There is also information about sheep and how we look after the flock at Parva Farm. 

We have our own car park where we can take cars and small coaches. Unfortunately, large coaches are unable to access it due to a bend in the drive.

For more information or to book a tour or hen-party, please ring 01291 689636 and speak to Judith or email parvafarm@hotmail.com
Contact
Judith Dudley
01291 689636
email
parvafarm@hotmail.com
Website http://www.parvafarm.com