Velfrey Vineyard shortlisted in BBC Food & Farming Awards 2023

Velfrey Vineyard, near Narberth in Pembrokeshire, has been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious BBC Food & Farming Awards 2023.

These national awards were launched in 2000 to honour those who have done most to promote the cause of good food. Fiona Mounsey, from Velfrey Vineyard, commented: “It is an honour to have been chosen as one of three finalists in the category Best Food and Drink Producer in Wales.” The other finalists are Pembrokeshire Lamb and Peterston Tea from the Vale of Glamorgan.

Velfrey are no strangers to success having been awarded the Food & Drink Wales Best Small Drinks Producer award earlier this year, and are holders of the Visit Pembrokeshire Croeso Award for Tourism Innovation as well. The vineyard’s flagship wine, its traditional method non-vintage sparkling was awarded a Silver Medal at the WineGB 2023 Awards, while its award-winning Naturiol (Welsh for Natural) is served at some of the country’s finest restaurants.

Each week, Radio 4’s The Food Programme has been featuring one of the categories in this year’s Awards, and the episode featuring the best producer in Wales will be broadcast next month. The winners of each of the nine categories will then be announced at a dinner to be held in Newport on 25 October. “We are really looking forward to the event,” concludes Fiona. “We’re thrilled to be in the final alongside such amazing food and drink producers.”

The winners will be revealed in BBC Food Programme across two episodes to be broadcast on Sunday 29 October and Sunday 5 November on BBC Radio 4 (12.32pm).