Awards and Achievements

We have won awards from the Welsh True Taste Awards for our Ginger Wine, Raspberry wine, Sloe Gin, Cherry Brandy Liqueur, Damson Liqueur and Welsh Elderport. Our most prestigious award was from the Great Taste Awards, the coveted “3 Gold Stars”, it was awarded for our Sloe Gin placing it amongst the top 73 products produced in the UK in 2008 and of course the top Sloe Gin in the UK. Our products have also seen the celebrity lime light by appearing on the Great British Menu on two consecutive years, appearing in Bryn Williams cookery program as well as appearing on a special Christmas episode of “the Royle Family”.

Production

At celtic country wines we specialise in turning fruits and other delicious ingredients into little bottles of heaven. We source ingredients from all over the world to ensure we get the best quality ingredients all year round, ingredients like fresh elderflowers are abundant in the Welsh countryside so we are able to collect them from our doorstep. As well as Wine, Liqueur and vinegar we also produce our own range of jams, chutneys and marmalades.

Wine

We ferment all of our wines in 1000L containers of which we have the facility to ferment 4 at a time. The fermentation room is temperature regulated to a constant 24c which will keep the wine (or soon to be wine) at a near constant temperature of 18c. It will take between 2-4 weeks to ferment and is then stored for 6 months to mellow and improve the flavours.

The Winery

The Winery is set in a small village in rural West Wales, open to visitors with a delightful gift shop, coffee room and adjoining garden centre. Find out more on the Visit us page

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Media

For press enquiries contact:

Richard Shipp, Director

01559 372152

richard@celticwines.co.uk

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Sustainability

We’re constantly trying to improve our eco credentials, finding the best practices in cutting our waste and carbon emissions whilst placing a greater emphasis on creating local working relationships with other smaller Welsh businesses. We’ve recently introduced recyclable and compostable materials as well as information within all of the orders in how to best dispose of our packaging. Every time we need to replace or update items, we now seek out the greenest possible solution and continue to develop our business and products with the environment in mind as we move forward.

Help us improve on our green ethos by emailing info@celticwines.co.uk with any suggestions you have to help us develop better practices and products.

Neal Shipp
aka "The Godfather"

Company Role - Semi-retired, advice and guidance. Usually Found: Sipping tea. Skills: Ummmm...

June Shipp
Events coordinator, packer of parcels

Usually Found: Worrying, trying to use a computer. Skills: Keeping the peace.

Richard Shipp
Just about managing director, sales and promotion

Usually Found: Watching work, enforcing elf and safety, increasing projects. Skills: Delegating, cowboy DIY repairs, holding onto stress.

Darren Shipp
Largely absent. Owner of Bedwen Plants.

Usually found: In one of the polytunnels. Skills: Selling plants, growing plants, being a master taster and writer of words (not these words though).

Jennifer Shipp
Accounts

Usually found: Not here, usually working for someone else, glued to a computer screen, scolding Darren for not doing paper work properly. Skills- Typing at the speed of light.

Sukki Shipp
Parking Attendant

Usually (Heard Before) Found: Helping cars into the car park. Skills: Barking

Andrew Falconer
Product Production & Swiss-Army Man

Usually Found: Making tasty Celteg products. Skills: Does a great impression of the lead singer of local band, Backtrax.

Ameliah Grota
Customer Liaison

Usually Found: Welcoming customers, labelling, making soup, texting etc. Skills: Being everywhere at once.

Aaron Jeffries
Administration

Usually Found: In the office, far away from civilisation. Skills: Page Not Found.

Glen Gair
Marketing

Usually Found: Or not found as he usually works from home for the time being. Skills: *Tumbleweed*

Caitlin T
Customer Liaison & Distribution

Usually Found: Welcoming customers and packaging deliveries. Skills: Too soon to tell.