White castle Vineyard receives two Silver awards at this year’s International Wine Challenge, one for its Sparkling white wine vintage 2018 and one for vintage 2019 Pinot Noir précoce reserve.

Robb and Nicola are delighted with these results and are the only Welsh vineyard to have been awarded medals.

A true consistency for their production of Pinot Noir précoce as IWC 2021 saw them not only scoop a Silver award for the said vintage 2018 red wine but they also won a Gold at Decanter world wine awards, a first for Wales and a red wine at that, World Class Welsh wines standing tall a triumph for Wales.

In its 38th year, the International Wine Challenge (IWC) is accepted as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.

Robb and Nicola have expanded yet again with a further planting of Pinot Noir Précoce, & Phoenix as the demand for these wines out ways their ability to supply at present.

What next in the calendar of white Castle Vineyard? Welsh Wine Week 2022 is 4-11 June. The week is a platform for Welsh vineyards to introduce themselves to a wider audience and celebrate. It wouldn’t be a celebration without the new release of White Castle Vineyard Cuvee “Phoebe”.

Phoebe is the elder sibling of Esmae and Harry, the grandchildren. This one off wine was created following the difficult vintage of 2020 “A frost on May 12th 2020”. Good wine, real people with great stories. A limited release red wine reflecting a difficult year. It will be released Saturday 11 June at the Cellar Door of White Castle Vineyard.

Who knows one day Esmae, Harry and Phoebe may possibly be the future generation of White Castle Vineyard and what better than to have a vintage wine named after them.

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