Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) is the new national organisation for grape growers and winemakers. A national body for the industry was originally established in 1967 by a handful of early vineyard pioneers, and in January 2017 celebrated its 50 year anniversary.
Grape growing and winemaking in the UK has changed dramatically during this time; England and Wales now have over 2500 hectares under vine, with around 700 vineyards (not all commercial), and over 160 wineries producing world-class internationally award winning sparkling, white, rosé and red wines. In the last 16 years English sparkling wines have won no less than 15 International Trophies in global competitions.
The national body is dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future for the UK wine production industry by:
- Promoting, representing and supporting the interests of all sizes of vineyards and wine producers in England and Wales
- Providing a wide range of services and benefits for its members
- Being a clear and powerful voice for the industry ensuring the needs of members are heard at the highest level.
WineGB was formed on 1st September 2017 from the merger of the United Kingdom Vineyards Association (UKVA) and English Wine Producers (EWP). This merger brings the resources, skills and expertise of both organisations combined to form a single and effective industry body.
That our premium, unique and distinctive cool-climate wines have global recognition for their quality and sustainable production.
To represent its members' views, provide advice, services and lobby on the members’ behalf, to ensure fair legislation for the industry and its continued success.