I've been having an interesting email exchange with Oliver Richardson, from Wem, who by a strange quirk of geography is Secretary of the Welsh Vineyards Association.
Turns out I am a mere whippersnapper in the wine website field. Oliver tells me he started his, which can be found here, back in 1995. You can get in touch with Oliver by email, here.
Oliver was filling me in a bit about his background and suggesting a couple of updates.
For instance, he believes the Vyrnwy vineyard may have closed, and certainly I couldn't raise their website this morning.
He was also a little mystified by the situation at Morville St Gregory, whose website he believes is off-air. I did find their wine on offer at the Mynd Hardy Plants website, here, which suggests there's still plenty of white, sparkling white and rosé to be had.
He also suggested a couple of additions to this site in the form of the Grove Estate at Eccleshall, a few miles from that wildest of wild frontier towns, Newport, and Carden Park just over the Cheshire border not far from Whitchurch.
The Grove Estate, owned by Rob and Liz Grove, launched their first Rondo in 2016, and their website is here.
Carden Park is an impressive spa facility, which includes golf among other distractions.
The vineyard was created in 1988 and reinstated 20 years later to improve the vines, which are Seyval Blanc and Pinot Noir. You can find out more here.
I guess if I'm to include The Grove and Carden Park, they'll be included in the On The Border page. I can see a couple of trips out very soon.
So, thanks to Oliver for his interest, I look forward to keeping in touch with him.
April 19 update... Actually Oliver has me bang to rights. Just noticed that Carden Park is in the SY postcode too!!
Roy Williams is a former journalist, systems editor and has his name in small letters as the editor of a book about big data. You can see where the wine comes in...