England celebrates record 2013 harvest

8th May, 2014 by Lauren Eads

English wineries produced just under 4.5 million bottles of wine in 2013, the highest volume ever produced, breaking its previous record of 4 million bottles in 2010, according to figures released by English Wine Producers.

A total of 33,384 hectolitres of wine was produced by English wineries in 2013, an increase reflecting the ongoing rise in planting across the country.

In the last seven years, hectarage in England has doubled, with 500 hectares planted in the last two years alone, with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier accounting for approximately 45% of recent plantings, followed by Bacchus.

Of all the wines produced in England, around two thirds were sparkling.

Julia Trustram Eve, marketing director of English Wine Producers said: “2013 was an excellent year for many UK vineyards, with a welcome….

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