Please find a list of current publications and reference books about the vineyards and wines of Great Britain, including viticulture and history, with information on how to obtain a copy of any:

Map of the Vineyards of England and Wales (2017-2018)

An ideal accompaniment for the wine enthusiast, this latest map of the vineyards of Great Britain shows the location and contact details of many of the country’s leading vineyards, listed by county. Each vineyard listed has clear references to facilities.

To find out more about this and other regional maps and touring guides, and to order a copy, please visit our map and touring guide page

BOOKS

UK Vineyards Guide 2016

by Stephen Skelton MW

Published: March 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9931235-1-1

5th edition of the most comprehensive guide to the UK wine industry. Includes:

  • The biggest list of vineyards in the UK, including contact details and size
  • Listing by region, county, size and A-Z
  • UK wine industry facts and figures
  • Short history of viticulture in the British Isles
  • Wine quality schemes in the UK

Available from Amazon £12.95

Winegrowing in Great Britain

by Stephen Skelton MW

Published: September 2014

Wine Growing in Great Britain is an A to Z of growing grapes for wine production in the UK and other cool climates. For anyone contemplating planting and establishing a vineyard and for those already growing vines on a small scale who perhaps wish to expand their vineyards and improve their winegrowing skills, it will be an invaluable guide. It will also be of interest to students of viticulture and wine studies. The book covers not only the viticultural tasks involved in setting up, establishing and managing a vineyard, but also, uniquely, covers the financial aspects of cool climate wine growing: the costs of land, vineyard establishment and management, and the income from both grape and wine sales. Available from lulu.com £30.00 + p&p

The Winegrowers' Handbook

by Belinda Kemp and Emma Rice

Published: July 2012
ISBN: 9781903872-28-4

A guide for would-be wine producers to start up.

AN UPDATED VERSION WILL BE AVAILABLE SUMMER 2018

About the guide:

A beginner’s guide to starting your own vineyard

  • Gives the lowdown on developing the necessary skills and raising the finance
  • Covers the details of obtaining the correct equipment and winemaking techniques
  • Offers specialist advice on designing/promoting/marketing your wine
  • Packed with anecdotes and case studies of people who have set up their own vineyards

About the authors

Belinda Kemp has a PhD in Viticulture and Oenology. She currently lectures undergraduates and coordinates viticulture and oenology research at undergraduate and postgraduate level at Plumpton College.

Emma Rice is a previous editor of Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book and is now an oenologist and winemaker running her own business, Custom Crush UK Ltd, offering wine analysis and winemaking.

Available from most good bookshops and online retailers, or via the publishers, Posthouse Publishing.

UK Vineyards Guide 2010

by Stephen Skelton MW

ISBN: 978-0-9514703-4-3

The most comprehensive and in-depth guide to the UK wine industry:

  • History of viticulture in the British Isles from pre-Roman times up to the modern day
  • Viticulture and vinification techniques
  • Vine varieties
  • A guide to vineyards in the UK, the Channel Isles and Republic of Ireland

Available from lulu.com Price: £22.95 + postage and packing.

The Winelands of Britain: Past, Present & Prospective

by Professor Richard Selley

Published: 2008

ISBN 978-0-9547419

This book - now its 2nd edition - describes how geology and climate control the landscape in which a vineyard stands and the soil in which it grows. It shows how the northern limit of British vineyards has advanced and retreated correlative with climate change for the last 2 millennia. Using the latest predictions of UK warming it maps the areas where different grape varieties flourish as far ahead as 2080. Order from www.winelandsofbritain.co.uk

Viticulture - An Introduction to Commercial Grape Growing for Wine Production

by Stephen Skelton MW

Published: April 2008

ISBN: 978-0-9514-7031-2

Since 1986 Stephen Skelton has been lecturing for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in London, the UK and Ireland to Diploma students on the subject of Viticulture. This book is an expansion of those lectures and is an introductory guide to the subject. It covers the basic principles of grape-growing for wine production and is aimed at wine-trade and WSET students, together with Master of Wine candidates. Available ONLY from lulu.com. £16.50 + p&p.

Vine varieties, clones and rootstocks for UK vineyards

by Stephen Skelton MW

Published: August 2014

VINE VARIETIES, CLONES AND ROOTSTOCKS FOR UK VINEYARDS is "a guide to the varieties of grape vine, clones and rootstocks suitable for wine production in Great Britain and other cool climates". It contains reccomendations for vine varieties for different types of wine, clones for sparkling wine and rootstocks suitable for the UK. PLEASE NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS THE SAME CONTENT AS CHAPTER FOUR OF "Wine Growing in Great Britain". Available from lulu.com £12.95 + p&p