Did you know there are many award wining wines created in Wales? It may not yet rival California, Rioja or Bordeaux but there are many vineyards producing great wines right here in Wales. One of these vineyards, 'Pant Du' is literally on our doorstep, within 10 minutes walking distance from Ashcoast House.
The vineyard was established in 2007. Around 6600 vines were planted on a 7.5 acre site. A further 1300 'Rondo grape', which loves Nantlle Valley, have been planted since. In total 8 different types of vines have been planted: Bacchhus, Seyval, Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Frühburgunder, Siegerrebe, Regent & Rondo
The Orchard was established in 2007, with some 2900 apple trees planted on the 16 acre site. 2000 of these are traditional cider apple trees, and the rest are the native Welsh apple tree: Bardsey Apple, a variety that was at one time almost extinct. Through planting so many of the trees, Pant Du are contributing towards the development and future of the historical apple from the Llŷn Peninsula. Pant Du produces 4 types of cider:
Dry Cider 500ml, 4.9vol
Dry Cider 750ml, l 6.7vol
Medium Dry Cider 500ml, 4.7vol
Medium Dry Cider 750ml, 6.9vol