Foodie Heaven in the Brecon Beacons, Wales
Staring at a door at the Llanerch Vineyard, restaurant, I found myself confused. ‘What’s behind that door? Why do they sell tobacco in a restaurant?’ Finally, after a moment’s deliberation I had the opportunity to ask one of their waiters and discovered that ‘Ty Bach’ was the toilet.
This was my first taste of Wales, being confused and trying to make sense of the intriguing language which is spoken by the friendly locals. Luckily, my Welsh leek and cheese rarebit spoke to me in a way I immediately understood – and I began to see that Wales is a country of great food and incredibly fruity wine.
The charming Llanerch Vineyard in the Vale of Glamorgan [above], is just half an hour’s drive from the capital city of Cardiff. Originally a farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, the first vineyards were planted in 1986 and they now produce the award-winning Cariad Wine.
This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.