Black Mountains Smokery
Elvicta Estate, Crickhowell, Powys, NP18 1DF
Black Mountains Smokery produce gourmet, award winning smoked foods in their family run smokehouse in Crickhowell. Their meats and fish are delicately cured and oak smoked. They also produce delicatessen smoked foods.
Visitors can book a smokery tour to find out more about how they work and also tasting sessions to try to excellent produce! Tours for groups of up to 20 can be arranged in advance between January and September, which also include taste testing. They last around 45 minutes.
There is enough parking space for one coach. Larger parties can be accommodated with time split between the Smokery and Crickhowell.
Corris, Machynlleth, SY20 9RF
Located in the UNESCO World Biosphere of Dyfi, the Dyfi Dystillery uses local foraged ingredients in its products. Visitors can make the trip to the tiny distillery to take a look at how they produce their gin in small batches and maybe purchase some to take home with them! Visitors would also have the chance to explore the beautiful area surrounding the dystillery.
Group tours are not offered as it is a small distillery, but they welcome visitors enthusiastic about gin.
There is parking facilities for coaches as visitors can also enjoy the facilities at the Corris Craft Centre.
ffresh, Cardiff Bay, South Wales
ffresh sits inside the iconic Wales Millennium Centre at Cardiff Bay. This isn’t just a place to grab a quick bite before the theatre or the opera though. This is serious cooking with a menu devised by Michelin-starred culinary legend Shaun Hill that puts Welsh produce centre stage. Your clients can expect dishes such as pan-fried sea trout with samphire and shrimp butter, farmhouse ciders from Glamorgan, and glasses of gorgeous Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Ancre Hill vineyard in Monmouth. On Friday and Saturday nights, ffresh turns into its own intimate performance space with live jazz, contemporary music, and cabaret.
Not to be missed: The amazing cocktails – not just the usual mojitos and pina coladas but Welsh-inspired creations like the Tiger Bay, a refreshing shot of orange balanced with Brecon Five Vodka.
Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard
Y Gwinwydd, Llangwstenin, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9JF
First planted in 2012, Gwinllan Conwy vineyard has grown each year. The special grapes are chosen specifically to work well with the soil and climatic conditions in North Wales. A unique vineyard experience with the backdrop of the Snowdonia National Park.
Visitors can choose a vineyard tour and can also add a welsh tasting platter and welsh cheese board to their experience! Tours can take place for up to 30 visitors on set days only.
Each tour lasts up to 2 hours.
There is parking suitable for a small coach or minibus. Large coaches cannot be accepted.
Hensol Castle Distillery
Hensol Castle Cellars, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8JX
A tour around Hensol Castle Distillery will give visitors a unique experience by learning the history of gin and the Castle, discover how gins are made from different ingredients and look around the operation of the distillery. Guests will also have the opportunity to distil a bespoke bottle of gin made to their own specific taste. The tour ends with a visit to the cocktail bar and gin tasting.
Groups of all sizes can be catered for. Preferential rates are offered for groups of ten or more. They also offer a package to combine a visit to The Royal Mint Experience.
Hensol Road, Pontyclun, CF72 8GG
Llanerch Vineyard offers wine tasting and vineyard tours, there are a number of options available. It is possible to join a group tour or private tailored tours can be booked for groups of 20 or more.
There is also a two-storey hotel situated in the heart of the vineyard, which has 26 rooms and suites each with views of the Welsh countryside, the UK's first vineyard hotel. Llanerch also has an award-winning restaurant which serves lunch, dinner and afternoon teas throughout the week.
Visit the Llanerch Vineyard website for more information.
Loving Welsh Food
Cardiff and the Vale
Loving Welsh Food offers Welsh Food Tours and Safaris, Welsh cooking workshops, talks and demonstrations-all showcasing Wales wonderful food and drink, and of course, Wales. On the Welsh Food Tours and Safaris, visitors get the chance to meet a range of producers, hear their stories and taste their produce. Personalised tours can be created - combining the activities with some of Cardiff and the Vales’ many cultural attractions. Welsh cooking workshops are also on the menu, cooking in the heart of Cardiff, overlooking the Principality Stadium (formerly Millennium Stadium).
Group discounts are applicable for a minimum party size of 16.
Private tours can be arranged in French, Italian, Spanish, German, Welsh and English.
The Cottage, Montgomery, Powys, SY 15 6QT
Monty’s Brewery, located in Powys, offers visitors brewery tours and beer tasting. The visitor centre is made up of the centre, tasting room and brewery shop where visitors can explore, taste and buy products to take home. Visitors can also purchase beers from an “Experimental Rage” which is only available to taste and purchase from the visitor centre!
A brewery talk and tasting tour can be arranged for up to 8 guests.
Moody Sow Farm Shop
Began Road, Old St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 6XL
The Moody Sow Farm shop is located on the Cefn Mably Farm Park between Cardiff and Newport. Visitors can sample fresh, local produce from fresh sausages from pigs reared in the woodland next to the shop, to their own home cured bacon! They also source their other meat and products from local farms as close as possible to the shop.
There is a small coffee shop at the site where visitors can enjoy a light lunch or a cup of coffee and also a sun terrace where visitors can relax and enjoy the surroundings.
There is parking suitable for coaches.
Plas Derwen, Holyhead Road, Betws y Coed, LL24 0AY
Olif is a tapas bar in Betws y Coed serving up Welsh tapas dishes using local, seasonal produce. Visitors can treat themselves to a delicious meal of Welsh and Spanish inspired tapas and also a selection of local ales, ciders and spirits.
The restaurant has 34 covers and there is accommodation for up to 10 guests. Booking is essential for groups over 6.
No parking is available but they are centrally located and only a few minutes walk from where coaches can drop people off.
Penderyn Distillery, Penderyn, CF44 0SX
Penderyn Distillery has one of the best visitor centres in the UK. The secrets of Penderyn Single Malt Whisky and Merlyn Cream Liqueur are revealed during the tour of the distillery which includes the history of whisky making in Wales. Each tour lasts about an hour and ends in the tasting room where visitors can experience the range of single malt whiskies that Penderyn offers.
Tours can be arranged for up to 20 guests at one time and last 1 hour. Master classes take around 2½ hours. Sensible footwear must be worn. Unfortunately, there is no accessibility for wheelchairs.