About

About

Who we are

Vin Van Cymru is a bilingual wine merchant and tasting room founded by the self-titled wine lover “Cwin y Gwin” (Wine Queen). Our mission is to make quality wines available to everyone, to share our knowledge and expertise and dispel the myth that you have to be an expert to enjoy good-quality wine. There are no rules, it’s okay to like what you like!

We also actively support the Welsh wine industry, working closely with Welsh vineyards to offer the most extensive Welsh wine selection in Wales.

The wine industry can often be intimidating and overwhelming so our goal is to make wine accessible to everyone,

whatever your preference. With each bottle of wine we provide detailed tasting notes as well as access to more online content, sharing our in-depth knowledge of wine with whoever is drinking it. This means everyone can become better informed about the wine they drink and will give people more confidence when buying wine in the future.

Background

Vin Van Cymru was created for wine lovers, by a wine lover. My interest in wine first began whilst living in Madrid, sipping on a glass of ‘vino tinto’ wondering how it only cost me 3 Euros. I was astounded by the quality of Spanish wine that was easily accessible in most bars, restaurants and even supermarkets in Spain. Curiosity then led to reading up and stocking up!

After moving back to Cardiff, I completed my WSET Level 3 in Wines and started to work in the wine industry. I started to research Wales’ wine industry and was pleasantly surprised by how many wine producing vineyards there are in the country. These wines, however, were not only difficult to source, but were also wildly under-represented in South Wales at the time. People were not (and still aren’t) aware that we have at least 30 registered vineyards in Wales and more are being planted every year!

This is where the original idea for Vin Van Cymru was born. I wanted to spread the word about the Welsh wine industry, try new and exciting wines in good company and give people the confidence to talk about wine regardless of their knowledge or education.

We launched our first branch in Cardiff during the pandemic offering a wine delivery and tasting service at The Bridge Studios, a hub for small independent businesses.

We’ve had such a great response over the past two years that we’re now ready to open our first brick & mortar shop where we can interact with our customers on a daily basis and offer on-site wine tastings to further spread our love of wine!

What we do

We offer a range of wines from all around the world including the most extensive Welsh wine selection in the country. We can help you find exactly what you’re looking for whether it’s an easy-drinking after work tipple or a special bottle for the mother in law.

We also offer on-site wine tastings for those wanting a unique wine experience. Our tastings are fun and casual yet informative events where we taste a number of amazing wines and guide you through the process so you can learn while you sip!

We want people to feel comfortable and confident when choosing, tasting and talking about wine. We’d rather give you the tools to make up your own mind about wine as opposed to telling you what to think.

Want to learn more about wine? We love talking about grape varieties, winemaking methods and wine producing regions. Just pop in for a chat or book yourself onto one of our monthly wine tastings.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    Closed
  • Tuesday
    Closed
  • Wednesday
    9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Thursday
    9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Friday
    9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday
    9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Sunday
    10.00am – 3.00pm