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UKVINES - The original UK viticultural website

This website was founded in the mid 1990s to provide a source of information for researchers, tourists and for people interested in setting up their own vineyard.It provides information on one of the fastest changing agricultural developments in Britain. In 1980, there were about 300 vineyards, mainly producing dry white wines in the south. Now, many of the original vineyards have closed as owners retired. However the new century has seen a vast increase in plantings, especially in the 'Sparkling wine belt' of Kent and Sussex, as well as new developments in Yorkshire and the Midlands. The current focus is on sparkling wine, for which Britain is now justly renowned.In ten years,as climate and tastes change, the whole industry will have to change with it.

Buy your wines online in 2014

List of web sites with sales facilties

News from the Vineyards


Mike Roberts MBE- a quality sparkling wine pioneer

It with great sadness that the English wine industry heard of the death of Mike Roberts in November, 2014. Mike set up Ridgeview vineyard in 1995 after a career in the computer industry. His aim, like that of Stuart Moss at nearby Nyetimber, was to produce an outstanding English Sparkling wine. Both succeeded and for the last 20 years, their wines have been the benchmarks by which the other sparkling producers' products have been judged. A wise, kind man, and above all, an example to all who strive for excellence.Everyone in the industry and who came to meet him will greatly miss him.

Yorkshire Heart puts Heart into Yorkshire


A relative newcomer- YORKSHIRE HEART beat off stiff competition from all the better known northern competitors to land the MERCIAN VINEYARDS ASSOCIATION top trophies in the 2014 competition. See their vineyard page for full details

Gold Award and Trophy for Lincolnshire

Click to see the GOLD MEDALS for 2014

Croeso I Cymru

Wales now has its own vineyards association currently led by Richard Morris of Ancre Hills in Monmouth, from whom information can be obtained.Log into their web site. They also have touring leaflets that can be printed off.

What sheep will match your vineyard?

English Wine Producers launch their comprehensive guide to the English and Welsh industry


Visit a vineyard

  • Notes on Vineyard Visits in the UK
  • Grape places to stay
  • A vine day out in Britain
  • East Midlands wineries
  • Devon, glorious Devon (plus wine!)
  • Restaurants serving English and Welsh wines
  • Archived Vineyards-News

  • Frequently Asked Questions