The vine post

The growth of UK viticulture has been rapid in the past decade. But a large percentage of the new producers don’t come from a traditional farming background, many are from IT or the financial sector. Consequently these new entrants to wine production don’t have the skillset for the day to day tasks in the vineyard. Also, many of these new ventures are large scale commercial acreage (it’s pretty unlikely that any MD’s are going to be out pruning). So vineyard teams are essential to ensure viticultural tasks are completed to a professional standard. In addition, there is also a continuing lack of skilled and experienced domestic workers to keep pace with the increasing acreage of vineyards. Continue reading “The vine post”

The vine post

We’ve already extolled the many benefits of using steel posts over wooden, (see our article Understanding Your Steel Vineyard Post in February’s issue of Vineyard magazine) – this month we’re taking a look behind the scenes at the companies producing this vital trellising equipment. Continue reading “The vine post”

Save your vineyard from silent killers

There is a distinct mood of optimism on the Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) website. Last year a million vines were planted, tipped to approach 1.7 million in 2018. Almost three quarters are of the recognised French champagne varieties, foretelling the ambitions to increase English sparkling wine production, and with very ambitious plans for £350 million value in exports by 2040. Continue reading “Save your vineyard from silent killers”

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