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ABOUT US

First published in January 2018, Vineyard Magazine is the UK’s first monthly magazine dedicated to commercial grape growing and wine making. Our industry leading and world renowned writers – such as Matthew Jukes, Jo Cowderoy and Editor Christian Davis bring you the very latest news, wine reviews and all the advice you could possibly need for your vineyard or winery. Each edition includes a visit to a UK vineyard and/or winery, providing fantastic ‘behind the scenes’ interviews with the people responsible for putting Great Britain on the world stage with top quality wines.

In 2021 Vineyard Magazine launched our first ever in person event – The Vineyard & Winery Show. Aimed at the same target audience as the print edition, we welcomed 2,000 visitors to our event in Kent who enjoyed visiting the trade, tasting the best UK wines and listening to seminars. The show has now become a focal point in the industry calendar and will be taking place again this November.

Published in print and online, printed copies are available via subscription at for £40 for twelve editions.

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Christian Davis – Editor

Christian joined Vineyard Magazine as Editor in January 2022. Having spent much of his life touring the world’s best vineyards and tasting wines for his roles with Drinks International and Harpers, Christian is an experienced business-to-business editor, specialising in the alcoholic drinks sector – wine, spirits and beer. During his time with Drinks International, Christian became known as the ‘English wine guy’ – such was his passion for English and Welsh wines and the fact he couldn’t resist reviewing them!

Matthew Jukes – Contributor

With over 30 years experience in all sectors of the industry, Matthew has been writing about wine for two decades and has penned fourteen wine books. Writing for Vineyard since it was launched in 2018, Matthew reviews 3 UK wines in each edition that he feels warrant acclaim. Born in Biddenden, Kent, Matthew’s love of English wine started from an early age, where he was often seen on his bike visiting the local vineyards. Well loved by the English and Welsh wine industry, Matthew is known for setting up blind tastings of UK wine against other regions – surprising the world with the quality of English & Welsh wines.

Jo Cowderoy – Contributor

Previously editor of Vineyard, Jo brings a wealth of sector knowledge with over 20 years’ experience within the wine industry, both in the UK and France, working in sales and marketing, exports, as well as production. Jo and her husband David set up their own vineyard in France with one of their wines still in the top 100 Vin Du Pays. Jo was responsible for setting up and delivering the very successful Defra funded WineSkills industry training programme from 2010-2015, while teaching in the wine division at Plumpton College. In her subsequent role as WineGB’s Operations Manager Jo further expanded her unique position in, and her experience of, the UK wine sector.

Jamie McGrorty – Publisher

Whilst working in the agricultural sector on sister publication ‘South East Farmer’ for over 20 years, Jamie saw a need for an industry magazine to support commercial vine growing & wine making in Great Britain. In January 2018 Vineyard Magazine was born. Always having a love of wine and even dabbling in growing vines and making wine himself, Jamie is responsible for spearheading the magazine’s development. In 2021 Jamie and his team launched ‘The Vineyard & Winery Show’, bringing the UK’s trade, growers and winemakers together all under one roof. The Vineyard & Winery Show is now an annual event representing the UK Wine industry.