The WineGB sponsorship programme enables the organisation to raise funds to support activities that benefit the membership and encourage the industry to develop. The support our Partners, Patrons and Sponsors give to the industry is hugely appreciated.

There are two levels of sponsorship for Patrons – Gold and Silver – and each has a comprehensive range of benefits and opportunities. For anyone interested in becoming a WineGB Patron and for further details of the scheme please contact Simon Thorpe via [email protected]  or click here to view the Patrons' Scheme leaflet.

WineGB is proud to be supported by its industry Partners, Patrons, Sponsors:

Industry Partners

Brewin Dolphin has been helping people to meet their financial goals and fulfil their aspirations for over 250 years. Founded in 1762 we are one of the UK’s largest wealth managers offering personalised financial planning and investment management advice to individuals, charities, trusts, institutions and financial intermediaries.

With offices across the UK, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland, whatever your plans for life we can help you achieve them. Generating an income, funding a personal passion, planning for retirement: our first investment will always be in understanding your priorities and building a personal relationship with you.  The value of investments and any income from them can fall and you may get back less than you invested.


Ferovinum is a working capital platform that provides capital to businesses within the wine and spirits sector to fund inventory and accounts receivable.

In 2020, it launched a product tailor-made for UK sparkling wine producers and has since funded over one million bottles through the platform and helped producers invest for growth.

This product is particularly relevant for traditional method sparkling wine producers in the UK, given the capital-intensive production cycle and current opportunities for brand-building and wine tourism. Wine can be funded from the moment it is placed in bottle and throughout the lees ageing, finishing and marketing periods; releasing shareholder capital for investment in more productive uses. Clients are finding the product to be more versatile, efficient and lower-cost than alternative sources of funding.


NFU Mutual provides tailored insurance for grape growers and wine makers.  Local knowledge, a personal touch and professional advice are never far away with a network of local offices.  In addition to insurance, NFU Mutual also offer pensions, investments and risk management services.


Paris Smith is a regional law firm with over 200 years of history and 250 staff to its name. We joined with WineGB to offer its members practical commercial legal advice and planning consultancy support so that your business can flourish. Whether you are buying or selling your vineyard or winery, need help with planning around properties or change of use, have questions relating to employment or immigration law, need help to protect your Intellectual Property, would like us to take a look at your Terms & Conditions or help you chase debts owed to your business – take advantage of our free advice helpline for WineGB members.

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Passionate about helping clients achieve their property related ambitions for their vineyards and wineries. Experts in identifying land that is suitable for vines and helping clients increase their acreage under vine through purchases, long leases and joint venture agreements. They specialise in planning, development and project management of buildings in the countryside, including wineries and visitors’ centres. Also provide advice on business structures and funding opportunities to raise the capital needed to bring clients’ visions to form.

Gold Patrons

A E Chapman & Son Ltd

The UK’s largest wholesaler stockist of glass bottles, supplying a superb range for wines, spirits, minerals, ciders, beers and fruit juices. Certificated by BRC we are an AA star accredited business.  Contact: [email protected]

Carpenter Box

Carpenter Box provides specialist accountancy, business and tax services to UK vineyards. Our dedicated vineyard team can help with R&D tax relief, biological assets, VAT advice, capital allowances for equipment, and assistance with grants and funding.

Evolution Bottling & Packaging Solutions

For nearly 15 years Evolution BPS has been providing state of the art, innovative equipment for all parts of bottling and packaging lines to food and drinks sectors. It provides quality, innovative equipment delivering maximum value, with first-class after-sales and service back-up. It also sources and works with additional suppliers of bottling and packaging plant to deliver a fully project managed, bespoke solution tailored to your specific requirements.

Gaasch Packaging

Gaasch Packaging is a well established supplier of premium glass bottles, corks and capsules to the wine and spirits sector, both in the UK and Europe. The very experienced team can help you find the ideal packaging solution for your products, either by helping you to source off-the-shelf standard solutions or by assisting you to create and produce your own bespoke designs. Contact Gordon McIntyre: [email protected]

Rankin Brothers & Sons

The UK’s local supplier of quality closures for still and sparkling wines, beers and spirits. A family business established in 1774, Rankin’s offer includes natural cork and synthetic closures, wire hoods, screw caps, crowns and capsules. It has recently become the exclusive distributor for Sparflex products in the UK. Contact Jim Rankin: [email protected]

Royston Labels

An award winning leading UK supplier of self-adhesive labels with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. We combine the skill and craftsmanship of traditional print and embellishment techniques with the very latest digital capabilities to ensure that our clients always receive the most cost effective, high quality, innovative packaging solutions available. Contact Paul Clayton: [email protected]


WBC is the UK & Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier of transit packaging, gift packaging for beer, wine and spirits and retail display to the specialist food and drinks market.

With over 1,000 off-the-shelf products available for next day delivery including transit and protective packaging for wine, packing supplies and barware, gift & hamper packaging, retail supplies and signage equipment and a comprehensive personalisation service, WBC is a one-stop-shop for retail essentials

Discounts available for WineGB members, phone 020 7737 4040 for more information. To view the full product range at  No minimum order & Free Next Day Delivery on orders over £150 Ex Vat


The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the world’s leading provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications. Its courses are designed to inspire and empower anyone looking to develop their drinks knowledge - from beginners to experts, and from enthusiasts to professionals.

With four progressive levels of study offered through an extensive network of course providers in more than 70 countries and translated into multiple languages, WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine, spirits and sake knowledge.

For more information about WSET or to locate your nearest course provider, visit

Silver Patrons

Berlin Packaging

Berlin Packaging UK (previously Bruni Erben) is the UK subsidiary of Berlin Packaging – the world’s only hybrid packaging supplier. Founded in 1951, Berlin Packaging UK is leading supplier of closures, glass and machinery for the bottling and packaging industry. Berlin Packaging UK brings together the best elements of packaging manufacturing, distribution and income-boosting services.


Bevica is a product of TVision, the UK’s go-to partner with the expertise to implement your business processes in the cloud or on premise, using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. With over 20 years of Microsoft experience, we LOVE implementing ERP solutions to help ambitious agile companies achieve their full potential. We understand the challenges that companies like yours in the wine sector face, and help deliver operational excellence, instant business insight and positive customer experience.

BevTech Ltd

Suppliers of winery equipment including presses, tanks, barrels, pumps and bottling equipment, with a team of qualified winemakers able to give invaluable advice.

BevTech also offers a mobile bottling and labelling service, providing an efficient and cost effective solution to UK wineries for both still and sparkling wines.

Boxes and Packaging

Boxes and Packaging offers the UK’s largest independent national sheet plant network, supplying customers with the design and manufacture of bespoke corrugated packaging, in-house printing and supply chain solutions. Already proud to supply some of the leading vineyards with gift, display and transit packaging, our teams are highly experienced in delivering packaging solutions that exceed expectations in the wine and drinks industry and beyond.


Offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic services to the vine grower including leaf, SAP and soil analysis.


A leading developer, producer and marketer of select natural yeasts, nutrients and bacteria, and also a distributor of winemaking enzymes, Lallemand is a privately owned Canadian company. Its Oenology Division in Toulouse, France works closely with the UK sparkling wine industry with the support of the IOC from Epernay.


Mapman Ltd partners with the world’s leading geospatial platform and earth observation data and insight providers to unlock The Value of Where®. In viticulture we provide a vineyard site-finding tool called FarmView, a vineyard scouting tool to capture pest and disease observations, and we're partnered with WineGB to power the UK Vineyard Surveys covering bud burst, frost, flowering, véraison and harvest. With our partners Environment Systems, we also sponsor and support the Sustainable WineGB Scheme with our SENCE tool which creates an estate's habitat map asset register (a conservation map), quantifies in tonnes and values in pound sterling the carbon storage and sequestration above and below ground, and identifies and evaluates opportunities for natural capital and biodiversity enhancement, incorporating ecological networks (e.g. woodland and hedgerow planting) and ecosystem services (nature-based solutions such as natural flood management and soil erosion risk management).  We also help fruit growers determine where to invest and expand their operations, land agents identify the best use of their clients' land, lending organisations understand the risks associated with their capital portfolio, funding organisations see what is being grown where, by whom and how, insurers measure the impact of natural disasters to forestry and other crops, and investors reach data-driven decisions from climate change scenario modelling.

Murphy & Son

Having supported British drinks producers since 1887, Murphy’s launched a focused wine division in 2019. With a full Lallemand and Perdomini range we support UK wine producers with processing aids, yeasts, nutrients and cleaning chemicals plus technical backing from our UKAS accredited laboratory to help you deliver consistent, quality wines every season.

N P Seymour

N P Seymour are one of the UK’s leading vineyard equipment and machinery dealers. Established over forty years and proud to provide quality tractor and machinery brands, along with excellent service and engineering know-how. Good understanding of the industry and its requirements and endeavour to supply and support equipment fit for purpose, to ensure growers are working as efficiently and effectively as possible. Always looking to the latest technologies to assist growers in getting the best from their crop with products such as frost protection equipment and autonomous Fendt tractors. Pleased to support WineGB as a Patron.

Vetreria Etrusca

Vetreria Etrusca is an Italian manufacturer of glass bottles. We make bottles in three glass colours; very dark green VerdEtrusco, our signature antique green colour with high recycled content and excellent UV protection, then half white and extra white flint. Our speciality is personalisation either of one of our existing bottles or a customer's unique design. All our glass is produced at our factory in Italy, which is one of the most environmentally advanced in Europe. We supply bottles for all wine styles and have an extensive catalogue of shapes to chose from.

Vine Care UK

Suppliers of vines, trellis materials and sundries, Vine Care UK’s service covers everything from planting and trellising to management and consultancy, and provision of vineyard labour. The company has many years of experience of working with English vineyards.

Vineyard Magazine

Vineyard Magazine is a monthly publication for anyone working in, or with a passion for, English and Welsh viticulture and winemaking. Each edition delves into a wide range of topics from wine reviews by acclaimed critic Matthew Jukes, to thought-provoking editorial features on growers and producers, and a selection of topical, expert advice from agronomists, vineyard and winemaking consultants, machinery dealers, land agents and legal professionals; it is a celebration of all things English and Welsh wine related.


BECOME A WINEGB PATRON: For further details of the benefits you can receive as a Gold or Silver Patron of WineGB, please contact Simon Thorpe [email protected]