Recent history of Parva Farm wine production
Initially only a medium-dry white was produced (first harvest made 56 bottles!). In 1999 a sparkling wine was made ready for the Millenium celebrations. In 2001 a red Pinot Noir was produced but due to its lightness it was decided to do rose in future.
In 2001 a spicy Welsh mead was added to the list. This was made with Seyval Blanc wine, local honey and spices.
More variety of whites were gradually introduced. In 2005 a sparkling rose (pinot noir) was made to be ready to celebrate Colin & Judith’s 10th wedding anniversary and 10 years at Parva Farm in 2007.
A summer fruit wine was made in 2006 for those who like a dessert wine this again is Seyval Blanc but with a mixture of summer fruits as well.
As well as wine, Colin & Judith have turned their hand to cider making and have produced bottles of "Tintern Parva Siedr". This has been made with apples from the farm and also from the Nurtons (next door) organic orchard. It was barrel fermented in an old wine barrel and is light & dry & very drinkable!
The full range at present is
|Tintern Parva Bacchus ‘14||Dry white||Welsh Quality wine|
|Tintern Parva Ty Coch ‘14||Light, dry red||Welsh Quality wine|
|Tintern Parva Afon Gwy ‘14||Medium white||Welsh Regional wine|
|Tintern Parva Bwthyn Rhosyn ‘14||Rose||Welsh Regional wine|
|Tintern Parva Dathliad rose sparkling '10||Brut||Quality sparkling wine|
|Tintern Parva Dathliad sparkling ‘13||Brut||Quality sparkling wine|
|Tintern Parva Spicy welsh mead||Sweet|
|Tintern Parva Plum & Berry wine||Sweet|
|Tintern Parva Elderflower & Apple||Sweet|
|Tintern Parva Apple & Ginger||Medium|