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Technical Conferences

WineGB organises technical conferences each year with internationally renowned speakers and acknowledged experts in their fields. Attendees often include overseas visitors giving the opportunity to exchange ideas and experience globally. Conferences are generally open to all with members paying a substantially discounted rate.

Upcoming Conferences:

Check back for details of planned events.

Previous Conferences:

Diversity & Inclusion Online Conference - 10 February 2022

WineGB's Diversity & Inclusion group held and online conference with full morning dedicated to the theme of equality, diversity and inclusion, an issue of international importance.


WineGB Winemaking Conference - 29 November 2021

Wines of Great Britain and the WineGB Winemaking Working Group presented the WineGB Winemaking Conference 2021. With a range of speakers with top-level knowledge and experience from across the industry it was a day not to miss. The conference took take place at Denbies Wine Estate.


WineGB  Wine Tourism Conference 12 - 4 March 2021

UK wine tourism - the roadmap to success

The first of our technical conferences dedicated to the growing wine tourism business in the UK today.

Held online over three days with experts from the UK and overseas wine regions.


WineGB  Viticulture Technical Conference 17-19 Nov 2020

The Secrets of Soil: A vineyard's most valuable resource

Our second viticulture technical conference focussing on a less understood, rather undervalued, but vitally important resource for successful yields and production of quality grapes.

Held online with informative presentations from internationally renowned experts.


WineGB Business and Marketing Members' Conference 30 Jan 2020

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'Shaping the UK wine industry for the future and developing your business today'


The first WineGB Business & Marketing Members’ Conference, took place at  Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey,  on Thursday 30th January 2020. A great line up of expert speakers including: Robert Joseph, Steve Charters MW, Sarah Abbott MW, David Cox, Justin Howard Sneyd MW, Mike Paul and Laura Bielinski. Conference chair: Ruth Simpson (Simpsons Wine Estate). For more details visit the conference web page or download the FLYER.

WineGB Winemaking Technical Conference 2019

Held at Denbies Wine Estate in June 2019 and attended by well over 100 delegates, including 27 sparkling winemakers from Canada. the theme was 'Educate, Inspire, Collaborate' and included speakers with expertise in wine chemistry, sparkling winemaking methods and using yeasts as biological tools. A technical question and answer session was held with UK and international experts.

WineGB Viticulture Technical Conference 2018

Held at Denbies Wine Estate in November 2018 and attended by over 150 delegates. There were presentations from 5 world experts on a range of subjects from fungi in the vineyard to precision viticulture and the effects of soil, season and site.

WineGB would like to thank Denbies Wine Estate for the continued support of the WineGB Technical Conference series.

AGM and Members' Conferences

As well as the technical conferences, WineGB holds a members' conference each year after the AGM.


The AGM this year was a virtual event due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The 2019 WineGB AGM and Members' Conference took place on 2nd May at Vintner's Hall, London. Over 120 members of the UK wine production industry attended, showing the interest and enthusiasm from a small, but fast developing, region and that UK wine producers are taking sustainability very seriously.

You can read the WineGB Chairman's Report here.

In addition to the formal AGM there is a members conference on the same day and in 2019 the theme was 'How Will the UK Embrace Sustainable Viticulture?' with industry expert speakers covering a wide range of subjects, including:

  • Champagne and Sustainable Development: Diagnosis to Action
  • Climate Resilience in the UK Wine Production Sector
  • Vineyards in Protected Landscapes - Challenges and Opportunities
  • Climate Change and Climate Resilience: Growing Quality Wine into the Future
  • How can UK Wine be More Sustainable?