Vineyard planted at Harper Adams University
5th September 2023
Vines have been planted to establish the first vineyard on the Harper Adams University estate – with the grapes potentially ready to produce wine within two years.
Norfolk mixed farm seeks partnership in new vineyard venture
4th September 2023
Fruit & Vine chatted with Worstead Estate co-owner Bruce Paterson about his plans for establishing a vineyard on his Norfolk site.
WineGB appoints Nicola Bates as first female CEO
24th August 2023
WineGB has announced the appointment of Nicola Bates as its new CEO, who will be taking over the role from former chief executive Simon Thorpe starting 30th October.
NIAB to host a Vine & Wine Discovery Day
27th July 2023
NIAB is hosting a ‘Vine and Wine Discovery Day’ at its East Malling site in Kent, exclusively for UK grape growers and winemakers.
The importance of crop yield estimation and forecasting
25th July 2023
As we race towards flowering and fruit set, inflorescences (bunches) develop and become more visible. This provides an opportunity to make an assessment on the potential for this year’s harvest, explains VineWorks business director and head of vineyard services, Chris Buckley.
Viticulture report reveals accelerated investment in UK wine sector
19th July 2023
The British wine industry is one of the fastest-growing in the world with just under £480 million invested in vineyards and wineries over the past five years, as demand for English wine rises to unprecedented levels, a recent viticulture report has revealed.
Exciting innovations in cider and wine
18th July 2023
Despite challenges in both the fruit and vine growing industries, the market for crafted ciders and English wine continues to grow. Fruit & Vine deputy editor Sarah Kidby spoke to consultant viticulturist, and wine and cider maker, Simon Day about industry trends, innovations and challenges.
Vinescapes launches the industry’s first ever Graduate Programme
14th July 2023
Vinescapes, one of the world’s leading vineyard and winery consultancies, has launched the industry’s first ever Graduate Training Programme of its kind and is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Stott as the first graduate trainee.
Jackson Family Wines makes first foray into English Wine
7th July 2023
Major US wine company Jackson Family Wines has announced plans to expand its premium wine portfolio into the United Kingdom with seasoned winemaker and former Gusbourne CEO Charlie Holland taking the lead on the firm’s new venture.
Farmers urged to embrace viticulture amid soaring demand for English wine
29th June 2023
As climate change is increasingly felt across the UK and many wineries look to source more grapes to keep up with demand, Balfour Winery co-founder Richard Balfour-Lynn is urging British farmers to diversify into viticulture now and reap the benefits in the years to come.
Top tips for diversifying into viticulture
15th June 2023
Diversification from traditional farming practices affords many opportunities for improving the economic viability of many farm businesses whilst benefiting the wider rural community by providing additional jobs and encouraging tourism. VineWorks head of retail, Cherry Constable, explains why viticulture could be a suitable diversification option.
Over £30M made available in new round of FETF grants
8th June 2023
Additional items have been added to the scheme for 2023, including mulchers for orchards and vineyards to help reduce input costs and improve carbon retention in the soil.