In a vibrant gathering, celebrating camaraderie and expertise, the Wine Workers Collective recently hosted its second annual social event at Vagabond Monument, drawing professionals from across the UK wine industry spectrum. Founded in 2023 by Dona Frost (WineSkills Programme Manager at Plumpton College) and Megan Rayner-Ward (assistant winemaker at Wiston), the collective aims to foster connections and knowledge-sharing among individuals holding various roles within the wine sector.

Attendees from every aspect of British winemaking and hailing from diverse regions including the south east, Essex, Bedfordshire, and Yorkshire, gathered at Vagabond Monument for an afternoon of networking and collaboration. Generously supported by Everflyht offering a welcome glass of Brut NV on arrival. The atmosphere buzzed with discussions spanning winemaking, cellar operations, vineyard management, hospitality, sales, and marketing.

Reflecting on the success of the event, Dona and Megan expressed gratitude to attendees and partners, emphasizing the collective’s commitment to fostering a supportive environment for all British wine workers and enthusiasts.

For those eager to join the collective community or access its online forum via WineGB, inquiries can be directed to Additionally, updates and insights can be found by following the collective on Instagram at WineWorkersCollectiveUK. As the wine industry continues to evolve, initiatives like the Wine Workers Collective play a pivotal role in driving innovation and solidarity among its dedicated workforce.