This time last week Jones and Jones of Berwick-upon-Tweed, aka Mr and Mrs Jones, were on holiday in Snowdonia in the VW camper. Whilst there, we discovered the fantastic Pant Du Vineyard and Orchard just south of Caernarfon. The vineyard and orchard has been planted on the south facing glacial slopes of the valley, at the foothills of Snowdon.
We drove in through the vines to find onsite an indoor / outdoor cafe with seating with views over the vines to the mountains of Snowdonia and the north side of the Llŷn Peninsula.
When we visited last Saturday, the sun was shining and it was just one of those perfect days for sitting out. Mrs Jones was driving, so elected a glass of apple juice made from apples grown in the orchard from native Welsh varieties, almost half of which are Bardsey Apple trees, a variety that was at one time almost extinct. Through planting so many of the trees Pant Du are contributing towards the development and future of the historical apple from the Llŷn Peninsula. Mrs Jones described it as one of the best.
Mr Jones had the good fortune to try the wine. He was most impressed with the white and a few bottles were purchased to journey back to Northumberland in the trusty camper van.
We will be back!
This Saturday we're back in the work world and have been tasting Costa Rican Geisha coffee. This has to be one of most fruity and floral coffees we have ever tasted. Lavender clearly comes through also. Geisha is one of the Ethiopian wild coffee varieties. It is an ancient and very rare coffee variety, grown by Coffea diversa, who have the largest private coffee variety collection in the world with about 200 botanical coffee varieties & cultivars. We truly recommend trying this coffee and offer it in one of our handmade lidded crates with a beautiful Spode mug.