Celebrating English Wine Week

Britain magazine

English Wine Week takes place from 24 May and is a nationwide celebration of the rich history of winemaking and viticulture in Britain…

Britain magazine

English Wine Week is approaching and marks the time of year that the small but thriving industry of English winemakers gathers together to celebrate the successes of the English wine world.

Although English wine is a lesser celebrated art than that of the well regarded wine-producing regions of the world like France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and New Zealand, there are over 430 vineyards in England with no fewer than 128 wineries.

The top three grapes produced in the UK are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus and in 2013 the English wine industry celebrated record-breaking harvest figures of 33,384 hectolitres – equivalent to just under 4.5 million bottles.

The Three Choirs Vineyard, Gloucestershire, has tours as part of English Wine Week with the winemaker Martin Fowke where you will learn all about the harvesting process, pruning techniques and how the wine is made. The tours, which are available from 27 May, end with a tasting.

Check out the English Wine Week website for details of other events hosted by retailers, vineyards and winemakers.

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