REPRESENTING THE GRAPE GROWERS & WINEMAKERS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

Welcome to the United Kingdom Vineyard Association

Welcome to the world of English and Welsh wines. The UK has over 2,000 hectares with around 700 vineyards and 130 wineries producing over 5 million bottles of internationally award winning wines.

Our cool-climate provides the vines with a long growing season to gently ripen the grapes, preserving wonderful fresh aromas and flavours.

This website provides a wealth of information about English and Welsh wines for visitors as well as many benefits for members of The United Kingdom Vineyard Association (UKVA).

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Join today and benefit from:

  • Support and training for growers and wine producers, from planting, vine care and wine making to business and marketing.
  • An industry that united through competitions, events and forums for sharing information and accessing expertise.
  • An organisation that works with the UK government, its agencies, and the EU to represent members’ interests, and campaign on their behalf to ensure fair legislation and regulation.
  • The quality standards and the protected names of English wine and Welsh wine, through the
  • Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) and Varietal Wine Schemes.
  • The Pesticides booklet, updated each spring, brings together information on all approved sprays and best practice, ensuring that members spray effectively and legally.
  • Access to research and development into viticulture and wine making in the UK.
  • Coordinated generic marketing activities for English and Welsh wine, with marketing advice, guidance and opportunities for its members.
  • The Grape Press magazine with advice and information on technical issues affecting UK vineyards and wineries. It includes a
  • Commercial Directory listing of winemakers, consultants and other service providers.
  • Regular bulletins and newsletters detailing important legislation changes and items of interest to members.

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