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Wales, with its capital Cardiff, covers 20,735 square kilometres and is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is located in the west of the island of Great Britain and borders England as well as the Irish Sea (Môr Iwerddon) to the north, the St George's Channel (Sianel San Siôr) to the west and the Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren) to the south.

Wales - Landkarte, Flagge und Wappen

The climate is cool and humid and is influenced by the Gulf Stream. The warmer summers of recent years have favoured viticulture. It can be assumed that it is benefiting from climate change. The first winery with commercial viticulture was founded in 1875. Today there are around 30 wineries. The Royal Family also had a three-hectare vineyard planted in Windsor Great Park in 2011. In 2022, the vineyards covered around 70 hectares of vines. Among other things, the Champagne varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier are cultivated and used to make sparkling wines. The wines are labelled as "Welsh Vineyard Quality Wine" or "United Kingdom Table Wine".

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