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The rise of the compact vineyard

We are all very used to hearing the great stories of planting hundreds of thousands of vines and producing millions of bottles of wine each year, but little is heard from the more modest end of our industry. Over the last few years Vine-Works has seen a significant increase in the desire to establish smaller scale projects from people who wish to take a piece of the English wine dream into their homes. 

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Tranquillity of the Cotswolds

Imagine steep slopes, drystone walls, wooded valleys and fast running streams and you will be picturing the scenic setting of Woodchester Valley Vineyards, in the South Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty, where their three vineyards – Woodchester, Amberley and Stonehouse are planted. Vineyard discovers a site steeped in history, nurtured by the Shiner family, whose ethos is single estate, hand crafted wines which reflect a sense of time and place.

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In conversation…Andrew Carter CEO Chapel Down Wines

With 30 years in the global drinks industry, Andrew Carter, was appointed as CEO of UK brand leader Chapel Down Wines in September. With extensive experience across wine, beer and spirits, Andrew has held senior leadership roles at some of the world’s best known drinks companies. Most recently Andrew was Managing Director of Chase Distillery Limited for four years and led the transformational growth. He now has impressive plans for Chapel Downs future.

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