In a dull autumn, vineyards appear golden brown; the wood is seasoned with potential for future fruitfulness and ready for pruning.Continue reading “2019 in reflection”
Adam Lyness, sales manager at Hadley Group, discusses the importance of choosing the right materials for your vineyard that will best support planting and growing, as well as the benefits of using steel vineposts.Continue reading “Steel takes pole position in vineyards”
As the UK viticulture sector has matured through the last decade we have seen a parallel shift in the requirements and aspirations of our clients who are looking to build new, or expand existing, wine production facilities. Until recently UK wineries generally consisted of simple farm shed conversions or agricultural barns.Continue reading “Winery design”
A scout’s tale.
The role of a vineyard technical scout is essentially to spot any disease as early as possible so action can be taken to avoid its proliferation. However, as every vineyard site is different so are the requirements of every vineyard owner.Continue reading “The vine post”
The acreage of vines planted in recent years is encouraging evidence of the huge optimism in the sector, but it’s creating a challenge which the industry is yet to fully address – where do we find the processing capacity?Continue reading “Extra acres present industry with big processing challenge”
The black art of winery design.
Back in the June 2019 edition of Vineyard Magazine, I touched upon the future of grape production in the UK. In the article, I cited the bountiful 2018 vintage that graced us with the largest crop seen in our tiny industry for some time, but not without its troubles. This brought to mind a familiar quote: “With great power comes great responsibility” (I’m aware that this well-known Stan Lee proverb is obscure, but stay with me!)Continue reading “Building your pied à terre”
• Albourne The springboard to success
• Black Chalk The creative collaborator
• Bolney The variety performance
• Defined Wine The contract-only
• Halfpenny The small site’s saviour
• Itasca The green dream
• Litmus The equipped and experienced
• Stopham The still white specialist
The family-run contract winery focusing on the magic trio.
As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on the past season and begin to look forward to the end of year festivities: spending time with family and friends; indulging in great feasts; and popping open a few bottles of our favourite English sparkling wines.Continue reading “Simply sparkling”
Retired surgeon Dr Michael Rhodes talks to Vineyard about what it’s like to run a hobby vineyard and contract winery in Thurston, Suffolk.Continue reading “In conversation…”
If you make wine and haven’t yet met Matthew Jukes, get in touch with him.
• www.matthewjukes.com • firstname.lastname@example.orgContinue reading “Wines to watch in 2020”