Vineyards and vines growing



The UKVA will be taking the industry’s national competition forward, to make it more outward-facing, create more PR and attract more media attention. The changes have been formulated after consultation and agreement by the UKVA Management Committee and Council.

The new competition will be more inclusive and attractive to all sectors of the industry from the smallest to the largest. At the heart of the competition is a well-structured evaluation of the wines entered, involving judges who come from all walks of the wine trade – from retailers to sommeliers, wine trade experts with experience in English wines.

The full details are available here including details of the consultation results.

UKVA members will be contacted shortly with further details on entry, all non-members will need to contact UKVA General Secretary Jo Cowderoy for more information.

Results of recent previous competitions:


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