Growth of an in­dus­try

Decanter - - ENGLISH SPARKLING - Source: English Wine Pro­duc­ers

Num­ber of com­mer­cial vine­yards in Eng­land and Wales 503 (2015) Num­ber of winer­ies 133 (2015)

An­nual pro­duc­tion (in bot­tles) 2013 – 4.45 mil­lion (of which sparkling is ap­prox 2.94m) 2014 – 6.3m (sparkling ap­prox 4.15m) 2015 – 5.06m (sparkling ap­prox 3.34m) 2016 – 4.15m (sparkling ap­prox 2.74m) Over­all wine pro­duc­tion is pre­dicted to reach 10m bot­tles by 2020

Area un­der vine (ap­prox­i­mate) 2,330ha (in­cludes 2017 plant­ings) Hec­tarage planted in the UK has dou­bled in the last eight years, and is set to grow by a fur­ther 50% to 3,000ha by 2020

Sparkling wine ac­counts for 66% of over­all UK wine pro­duc­tion Chardon­nay, Pinot Me­u­nier and Pinot Noir ac­count for more than 50% of to­tal va­ri­etal plant­ings

Ex­ports of English wine are set to in­crease ten­fold by 2020, when they are pre­dicted to rep­re­sent 25% of pro­duc­tion

There are more than 150 vine­yards open to the pub­lic in the UK

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