Aber Falls Distillery Visitor Centre
The Distillery is the first of its kind in North Wales for more than 100 years. Heralding the area and its natural beauty, the brand offers a range of award-winning, premium gins and liqueurs; made using Welsh-inspired ingredients and botanicals, including Welsh Dry, Orange Marmalade and Rhubarb & Ginger gins, and Salted Toffee, Violet and Coffee and Dark Chocolate Liqueurs. Their single-malt whisky will be available from 2021. Distillery tours are offered and include master classes, lab experiences, and an opportunity to sample and purchase from the range of premium quality spirits.
Bragdy Conwy Brewery, Llysfaen, Conwy
The first Brewery in Conwy for over 100 years. Specialising in cask and bottle conditioned ales of the highest quality using soft water from the mountains of Snowdonia and no artificial ingredients. Tours of the brewery which includes sampling must be pre-booked and last approximately 1½ hours. They also provide a 'Design your own beer day' for up to 8 guests (postage will be chargable to ship the 6 cases of designer beer) and 'Brewer for a day' for up to 4 guests. There is adequate parking for one coach.
Cwrw Cader Ales, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
First established in 2012, the brewery has grown, although it is still considered a micro-brewery. The water is sourced from the Dolgellau hills and mountains. Tours of 5 or more guests must pre-book. The tour which includes tasting lasts approximately 1 hour.
Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard, Conwy
The family vineyard enjoys views of the Snowdonia National Park. The soil and North Wales climate helps the hybrid grape work. Tours for up to 30 visitors take place on set days and last up to 2 hours. They also host a cheese and wine evening which again lasts for 2 hours. Parking is more suitable for a small coach or minibus.
Pant Du Vineyard, Caernarfon
Not only a vineyard but an orchard located at the foot of Mount Snowdon on the glacial slopes of the beautiful Nantlle Valley. Selling wine, cider, apple juice, and spring water, it’s a family-run business with a café on site. Tours, private parties and wine tastings are available.
Purple Moose Brewery - Porthmadog, Gwynedd
Y Bragdy Mws Piws / The Purple Moose Brewery is a 40 barrel micro-brewery based in the historic harbour ton of Porthmadog close to the mountains of Snowdonia.
Tŷ Croes Vineyard, Anglesey
First established in 2003, the two and a half acre plantation of grapes produces both white and red wine. The vineyard can be toured at a small fee, including tasting the wine which can be purchased at the shop. A small herd of Highland cattle can also be seen when visiting. Not suitable for coach tours or large groups.
Dà Mhìle Distillery, Llandysul, Ceredigion
Tours take place at 1500 hours on a Wednesday and Friday. They has around 45-75 minutes depending on group size and questions asked. The tasting room and distillery shop opens Monday to Friday. Groups will take a tour of the distillery and hear about the history and the process to create the whisky and spirits. Tasting of the spirits will also take place. Booking in advance is essential.
Dyfi Distillery, Machynlleth
Although tours are not offered, it is worth a visit to as they welcome "curious and enthusiastic gin hunters". Awarded 'Best Gin in the UK" for its Pollination Gin in 2017, the distillery is located at the Corris Craft Centre between Machynlleth and Dollgellau. Established in 2016, they also won seven medals at the International Wine and Spirit competition. There are parking facilities for coaches.
In the Welsh Wind, Ceredigion
The distillery offers gin tasting experiences for up 50 guests which runs for up to 90 minutes. They also offer a two hour bespoke gin making experience for up to 10 couples. Booking is essential.
The award winning brewery offer talks and tastings for groups of eight or more. In the Visitor Centre, developmental brewing can be observed through the viewing window, where new recipes are created and flavours researched. Booking is essential. Here they also sell merchandise and sell merchandise. The is ample space for coach parking.