Tair Gafr Wines
Est in 2019
"Oes gafr eto?
Oes heb ei odro?
Ar y creigiau geirwon
Mae’r hen afr yn crwydro."
This was my favourite Welsh hymn that we sang in primary school and the basis for the name of our vineyard.
The song goes on to sing about goats of different colours, a red one, a white one and a pink one. Just like the colours of our wines. so we thought 3 colours of wine, three colours of goats, hence:
"Tair Gafr Wines"
In the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan in a hamlet called Treguff, we found an idyllic south facing field with a gentle relief. The perfect site for a vineyard.
Fast forward three years: The ground has been subsoiled, ploughed and harrowed, 3000 vines have been placed into the ground with precision GPS accuracy and there is a network of shiny galvanised trellis to support the young vines as they grow.
It has been a steep learning curve, discovering the art of viticulture while both working as full time teachers in local schools but we have enjoyed the process, taking on many of the tasks around the vineyard ourselves. We are grateful for the guidance we have received and the new friends we have made.
Local Family Partnership
Caring for Nature
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Tair Gafr Wines. We want our vineyard to be still healthy and flourishing 100 years from now. We believe this is only possible if there is a symbiosis between the management of the vineyard and the nature surrounding it.
To that end we are undergoing conversion to organic certification with The Soil Association. We do not use any chemical pesticides or fertilisers, we make all our own sprays from the nettles that grow around the vineyard and all our animals have specific roles to minimise the amount of machinery used. The effects of our philosophy are evident across the whole site, a myriad of native wild flowers can be seen everywhere and the air is alive with insects and polinators.