The UKVA is proud to be supported by 12 Patrons

The UKVA recently initiated the Patrons Scheme, a sponsorship programme to raise funds for the organisation to allow its development. There are three levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze and each has a comprehensive range of benefits and opportunities. The Patrons Scheme was launched in November 2016 and has already been highly successful securing 12 sponsors so far. Their support of our industry is hugely appreciated.

Gold Patrons



A unique, family-owned company, established in London almost 150 years ago, Croxsons is an international expert in single-source, multi-choice glass packaging. Its success is built on understanding its clients, regardless of size or scale, and offering a bespoke service to suit their needs.


Rankin Brothers & Sons

The UK’s local supplier of quality closures for still and sparkling wines, beers and spirits. A family business established in 1774, Rankin’s offer includes natural cork and synthetic closures, wire hoods, screw caps, crowns and capsules. It has recently become the exclusive distributor for Sparflex products in the UK.

Silver Patrons


BevTech Ltd

Suppliers of winery equipment including presses, tanks, barrels, pumps and bottling equipment, with a team of qualified winemakers able to give invaluable advice.
BevTech also offers a mobile bottling and labelling service, providing an efficient and cost effective solution to UK wineries for both still and sparkling wines.



A leading developer, producer and marketer of select natural yeasts, nutrients and bacteria, and also a distributor of winemaking enzymes, Lallemand is a privately owned Canadian company. Its Oenology Division in Toulouse, France works closely with the UK sparkling wine industry with the support of the IOC from Epernay.



TUBEX have been designing and producing vine shelters for over 30 years; protecting young vine plants from browsing animals, chemical spray and enhancing the early growth. The range includes a comprehensive choice of solid shelters as well as mesh guards, all in various heights. For UK distribution see


Vine Care UK

Suppliers of vines, trellis materials and sundries, Vine Care UK’s service covers everything from planting and trellising to management and consultancy, and provision of vineyard labour. The company has many years of experience of working with English vineyards.


Sutton Winson

Specialist insurance brokers for the viticulture industry, Sutton Winson offers bespoke insurance policies specifically designed for vineyards and wineries, and has developed an exclusive policy which responds to the risks faced by UK producers.

Bronze Patrons


Close Brothers Brewery Rentals

Offering funding solutions for long term investments, Close Brothers solely focus on supporting the drinks industry including wine producers, cider producers and distilleries. They are familiar with the equipment commonly used and have good relationships with key suppliers.



A leading supplier of closures, glass and machinery for the bottling and packaging industry. The range includes glass and closures, corks, capsules, screwcaps, labels, oak barrels, wire hoods, and sparkling wine foils, as well as quality filling and capping machinery.


Henderson Insurance

Specialist insurance services for UK vineyards, Henderson Insurance Brokers Limited (HIBL) have designed an insurance policy specifically for vineyards, which offers flexibility along with wide-ranging cover.


Vineyard Solutions

A “one stop shop” for clients wishing to start or expand a UK vineyard, offering a range of services from consultancy and site selection, to vine supply, vine planting, trellis system manufacturing and installation.


MHA Carpenter Box

Provides specialist accountancy, business and tax services to UK vineyards including help with R&D tax relief, biological assets, VAT advice, capital allowances for equipment, and assistance with grants and funding.

UKVABECOME A PATRON OF UKVA: For further details of the benefits you can receive as a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Patron of the UKVA, please contact Lynne Whitaker on 07766027665 or e-mail [email protected].