Aberconwy MS toasts success as Conwy vineyard wins at the prestigious rural Oscars

Following the celebratory news that Gwinllan Conwy have won the prestigious Countryside Alliance Awards for Wales in the 'Local Food/Drink' class, Janet Finch-Saunders MS - the Member of the Welsh Parliament for Aberconwy who nominated the business for the award - has toasted their success by underlining their contribution to the local economy.

The Countryside Alliance Awards celebrate rural businesses that go the extra mile, who support their region's economy and are the unsung heroes in every community. In winning the award, the judges noted:

“Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard not only produces award winning Welsh wine but tells the story to the rest of the world. Vineyard tours have brought significant contributions to the local economy being one of North Wales’s best tourism stories. Not only content with creating their own wine, they have gone on to inspire and coach other vineyard owners across North Wales, strengthening the tourism industry and creating opportunities for others.”

Celebrating the news, Janet said:

“I have been thrilled to see Gwinllan Conwy continue to grow from strength to strength over these past few years, with their innovation and willingness to push boundaries certainly paying dividends. Knowing how hard Colin and Charlotte Bennett have worked; it was natural that I would nominate them for this prestigious award. “That this latest win builds on the vineyard’s success of seventeen national and international medals in just five years highlights what a magnificent product that Colin and Charlotte have crafted. But more than that, a win at the rural Oscars also underlines their immense economic contribution to our local area, supporting tourism and building the North Wales brand. “Their triumph at the Countryside Alliance Awards is wonderful recognition and I am simply delighted for the Bennetts at this time. I encourage local residents to raise a glass of their award-winning product to toast their continued success!”


Notes to Editors:

  • To find out more about the Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard, please click here. Interested journalists can also call 01492 545 596 or email a request for comment to

  • To find out more about the Countryside Alliance awards, click here.

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