There are over 400 commercial vineyards and wineries in England, and Wine of England has been founded to support them.
At Wine of England, we provide a great looking, usable platform for English wine lovers to discover the incredibly large number of wineries and vineyards that dot our hills and plains, and what they have to offer.
It is impossible to ignore the increasing popularity of wine on English shores, and we’re not talking about consuming it, which Britain has always been a world champion at, but producing it. For this reason, we decided to map all of England’s commercial vineyards and wineries and promote them.
English wine is serious business, not simply because of its ever-increasing quality, but also because of the growing audience of English wine consumers, domestically and internationally. English and Welsh sales reached 5.5 million bottles in 2019, a 70% increase over the year before.
As more people become interested in drinking English wine, the more that people want to visit and experience vine growing and winemaking firsthand, or enotourism (wine tourism) as it’s known.
Although the trend is positive and an increasing number of wineries and vineyards are offering tours and experiences to the general public, wine tourism is still in its infancy in England when compared to other countries such as France, Spain or Italy.
Seb Elia, Co-founder of Wine of England, said “We aspire to be an important source of information for English wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs and a link between them and English wine producers.”