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Vineyards
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Food and Wine
Wine Tourism
Grapes and Wine
Books & background material
Where to buy wine online
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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 2013

List of web sites with sales facilties

News from the Vineyards

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. They also have touring leaflets. Click the links below to download them:

Page 1 in English
Page 1 in Welsh
Page 2 with touring maps

Tiny FURLEIGH triumph in 2013 UKVA competition with 3 cups plus map of medal winners

What sheep will match your vineyard?

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

A Bacchalanian orgy at the 2012 Wine Awards

The Methusalah of Camel Valley

No this is not the sage of English Wine- Bob Lindo! This is a 6 litre bottle of Camel Valley's top sparkling PINOT NOIR ROSE wine priced at 299- launched in time for the Queen's Jubilee by wine maker Sam Lindo.. A great way for a party to celebrate (40 return deposit on the bottle when you have drunk it). The next release will be a Nebuchadnezzar (20 bottle capacity) - the empty bottle alone will cost 400. A great start for the UK wine industry to celebrate with a great wine. Anyone thinking of producing a Sovereign or a Melchizedek for a real large party?

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!)
  • South East Wine trail-valuable tour guide
  • Restaurants serving English and Welsh wines
  • Viticultural hotels
  • One supermarket's White wine scene
  • Archived Vineyards-News

  • Frequently Asked Questions