When people come for a visit to North Wales, it’s often to climb Snowdon, visit the stunning coastline or countryside or take a well earned break. Not many people think of coming to North Wales for a food or drink tour, but you’d be surprised what’s on offer.
We’ve pulled together some of the area’s finest food and drink tours on offer. Try one, try a few!
Gwillan Conwy Wine Tour
Nestled on the Welsh hillside, the Gwillan Conwy vineyard make five different wines; from a red wine with aromas of blackberry and hints of vanilla to a sparkling white.
You can take a guided tour of the vineyard and an all important wine tasting for just £15 per person or chuck in a yummy Welsh cheese board for a bit extra.
Snowdon Honey Farm and Winery
Although not specifically a formal tour, the Snowdon Honey Farm offers free entry, a tasting bar, a shop and cafe. You’ll be able to taste fruit wines and meads, honey and fudge that are all made on site, as well as buy a few samples to take home with you.
Purple Moose Brewery Tour
Right on our doorstep, the Purple Moose Brewery is a micro brewery in Porthmadog which makes a range of ales including Elderflower Ale and Chocolate Moose! The brewery also offers a tour for £7.50 (only Wednesdays at 10:30am in the winter) where you’ll get to see how they make the beer, and then sample it in the The Australia pub afterwards!
Pant Du Vineyard
The Pant Du Vineyard in Caernarfon offers regular guided tours and tasting sessions on Sundays from April onwards. There are also wine tasting evenings throughout the year. If you’re coming as a group you can also book a private tasting.
Salt Tasting Tour
Ty Halen, is the home of Halen Mon Sea Salt. As well as having a shop on site where you can purchase lots of different flavoured salts, you can also go on a tour to find out more about the salt and to taste the different kinds. Tours run every day (except the 12 day closure period over Christmas) at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and are priced at £6.00.
Bodnant Welsh Food Centre
The Bodnant Welsh Food Centre is a dairy, a butchery, and a farm shop with its own onsite bakery. It’s also got a cafe and restaurant where you can eat locally sourced food as well as products made at centre, and there’s also a cookery school.
The centre also offer monthly wine discovery courses where you’ll learn more about what wines to pair with what food.
With all these tours, it’s best to contact the organisation directly to check up to date pricing, times and availability and to check if you need to book ahead.
If these food and drink tours have whet your appetite, why not book a short break or a longer holiday with us and try a few. Book now at our hotel in Porthmadog or contact us to find out more about what accommodation we have available.