Wales is a small country, with a population of only around 9,000 people.
Yet its wine is worth millions of pounds.
Here’s what you need to know about Wales’s most renowned winemakers.
Boones Farm In Basingstoke, in north Wales, the family-owned Boones family farm has been producing wine since 1873.
Now, it is one of the most acclaimed producers in the world, producing more than 80,000 bottles a year.
Boons grandfather, Charles Boones, started the family business in 1891 and by the early 20th century had over 30,000 acres of vineyards.
Boon’s father, Thomas Boones was the first person to win a European winery in 1872.
His winery has since been owned by his son, Charles, who is now the third owner of Boones.
The family is also one of Britain’s most respected winemaking families.
Boonies family also runs the Boones Wine Company which has more than 200 wineries across the UK and the rest of Europe.
Boone’s wife, Kate, has also run the company since 1999 and has become one of its most successful directors.
Kate’s brother, John, is one the company’s most successful winemasters.
He is also a major shareholder.
Rose Hill Winery In South Wales, Rose Hill is the home of one of Wales’s biggest wineries, Rosehill.
The Rose Hill family run a family-run winery that produces some of the world’s finest winemakes and has also won awards for its quality.
The wine from Rose Hill has been produced for over 80 years and is produced at the Rose Hill Estate in the Vale of Glamorgan.
In 2011, the Rose Hills winery won a World Wine Challenge award for the best wine from Wales.
Wetherby Winery The Wetherbys family are a family owned winery.
The Witherbys family run two wineries in South Wales: the Wethersby Estate in Wetherton and the Withersby Wineries in Cardiff.
The winery is a major winery with more than 30 wineries and has been a major commercial partner for years.
Witherby winery also produces wine for the British wine industry and is one a major partner in the W.E.C.O.W. award.
The farm was established in the 1950s and is owned by Wetherys grandfather, Thomas Wetherbs.
The father-in-law of William Gladstone was also a prominent winemaker.
L’Orangerie A small winery and vineyard on the north-west coast of Wales, L’ Orangerie produces wine and has won awards in the UK for the quality of its wine.
It was founded in 1883 and produces wine that is widely accepted as the finest in the region.
Lola Wren is a member of the Wren family and a member-in the board.
St Clair Valley Estate The St Clair valley is the second oldest winery on the Welsh mainland and is run by the Wulfys grandfather and sister, the Wulphys.
The Stalley Valley Estate has produced wine since the 1880s and has a reputation for producing the finest wines in Wales.
The valley is known as the wine capital of the country and also produces the finest blue-chip wines in the country.
The vineyard is located on the estate’s farm on the Llanwen Peninsula.
Rosemary Hill Estate In South Wulfwys, the Vale is the third oldest winemaker in the United Kingdom.
Rose Mary Hill Estate started out as a small family winery when Wulfs grandfather, James Wulf, was only 14 years old.
In 1882, he opened the vineyard with his brother, Richard Wulf.
Today, Rosemary is a highly regarded winery, producing some of Europe’s best wines.
Its winery partners include the French Lumière family, as well as French wine giant, Champagne.
In 2009, the vineyards Lumières family won the Wensons World Wine Award for the highest quality blue-chips.
St George Wine The St George vineyard, which dates back to 1788, is the oldest vineyard in the British Isles.
St Georges vineyard was originally established by Sir John Wulf of the English estate of St George.
In 1896, the first bottling of St Georgens wine was placed in the market.
The first bottler, Lord Herbert Wulff, purchased the property and in 1911, the St Georgers winery was incorporated as St George Vineyards.
Today St Georgies vineyard produces some very fine wines.
West of England’s Borders The West of Wales is the only place in the entire UK where you can taste wine from all over the world.
There are several famous wineries that are located in the West of W