Celebration at Wye Valley Vineyard
40 years ago, a vineyard was planted on Parva Farm in Tintern, on a steep, south facing slope overlooking the River Wye and the historic Abbey. Approximately 4000 vines of 16 different varieties were planted by the then owners, Martin & Gaye Rogers, on the hillside thought by many to be the site of the vineyard worked by the monks from Tintern Abbey.
After years of good production, the vineyard became neglected and in 1996 was sold along with the rest of Parva Farm to Colin & Judith Dudley who, with much hard work, restored it to its former productive state. In the years since then, the wines produced have won many awards both nationally and internationally and have been served at Government functions and even at a Summit dinner in Brussels. The vineyard has featured in several television and radio programmes including The Hairy Bikers, Countryfile, Return to the Country and Saturday Kitchen.
The wines produced are a dry white from the Bacchus grape, a medium dry blended white, a Pinot Noir rose, a dry red and Sparkling white and rose. Mead, some sweet fruit wines and dry cider are also on offer from the vineyard shop at Parva Farm which is open all year.
From Saturday August 24th 2019 until Sunday 1st September (except Tuesday & Wednesday), there will be a special exhibition of the history of the vineyard and free vineyard tours and wine tastings. Opening hours are 1.00pm until 5.30pm and Colin & Judith look forward to visitors joining them for the 40 years' celebrations of Parva Farm Vineyard.