UK sees 41% rise in wine producers

26th October, 2015 by Patrick Schmitt

The UK has witnessed a 41% rise in the number of new wine producers in the last year, according to figures from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Harvesting at Kent’s Hush Heath Estate, one of England’s 470 commercial vineyards

The HMRC received 65 applications from new wine producers last year, up 41% from 46 in the previous year. The figures include both British wine, made in the UK from imported grapes, and the higher quality English wine producers, although it is the latter that has driven the rise.

According to national accountancy group UHY Hacker Young, the growing demand for UK produced wine has been fuelled by an increasing call for locally-sourced produce, attracting more new players to the market.

Continue reading

Get unlimited access to The Drinks Business, from just £10.75 per month

Join The Drinks Business
Already a subscriber?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters