REPRESENTING THE GRAPE GROWERS & WINEMAKERS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
Welcome to Wines of Great Britain (the new name for the United Kingdom Vineyards Assocation)
Welcome to the world of English and Welsh wines. The UK has around 2,500 hectares (6,200 acres) under vine. It is estimated that 1 million vines were planted in 2017 and that around 1.5 to 1.7 million vines will be planted in 2018. There are approximately 700 vineyards (not all commercial) and 150 wineries. In 2017, 5.9 million bottles were produced 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 Wines of Great Britain.
Our new WineGB website will be available soon.