Glynllifon Grape (Llandwrog)
History & Discovery
The head gardener at Glynllifon gave a cutting of “Lord Newborough’s favourite grape” to Ian Sturrock ten years ago. The original vine is still growing strongly and producing a prodigious amount of grapes in the now derelict Victorian Greenhouse.
A deep red grape which can be used from September until November. The strength of flavour is a distinguishing feature. You will realise what modern, supermarket grapes actually are in comparison: tasteless. The bunches are quite open, which minimizes possible problems with mildew. The large succulent leaves are good for Dolmades.
Pollination group: self-fertile.
Bilingual product label and small “Welsh to the Core!” tie-on label (left) included.