Gilbert and Claire Viader|
Pen y Clawdd
Monmouth NP25 4BW
Planted in the magnificent setting of the hills east of Raglan, this site was originally known as Wernddu
and was an organic vineyards 200 Reichensteiner vines were planted in 2002, followed by
600 Phoenix and 300 Pinot Noir. The first wine was produced in 2006.
In about 2013 the vineyard closed and was derelict for 3 years. It has now been taken over and renamed Pen-y-Clawdd.
Access to the farm is not easy, as the main roads have few exits. From Cardiff,or A40 East West trunk toad, leave A449 at Raglan. Take minor road north-west out of town, passing under A40, and head in direction of Monmouth. After about 2 miles, turn right at Coed y fedw, and up steep hill to Pen-y-Clawdd. Go past the church, and take right fork in road. Then after about 50 yards, turn left. Farm is about half a mile up this road on the right hand side. It is not currently open to the public as the vines will need several years of restoration work before a wine can be produced.