Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) is the national association for the vinegrowers and wine producers in England and Wales. WineGB supports and advances the interests of its members to establish Great Britain as one of the world’s great quality wine regions. WineGB is the voice to government for its members, the guardian of the quality wine schemes, the guidance on approved plant protection products, it promotes training and research and coordinates generic marketing.
For anyone considering planting a vineyard WineGB is the first port of call, providing guidance and advice. WineGB will be delivering a seminar at Fruit Focus entitled ‘Economic viability of viticulture’ aimed at those considering planting a vineyard.
With the ongoing growth of viticulture and wine production in the UK and interest from existing farmers and fruit growers, this seminar will provide an overview of the critical points to be considered when establishing a vineyard and wine production business. It will cover:
- Options available for entering the sector
- Site selection and climate
- Budgets and costs
- Target yields and returns
- Where to find out more
David Parkinson, WineGB will be presenting the results of a recent trade survey showing not just where the industry is today, but where it might be over the next 10 or 20 years. “The findings give a vision of an exciting and vibrant industry that has enormous potential to become an internationally acclaimed wine-growing country of the highest quality.” He said.
Visit the WineGB stand 70 to find out more about how they can help you as either an existing producer or if you are considering planting a vineyard.