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is an A to Z to growing vines in the UK. For anyone contemplating planting and establishing a vineyard in the UK, and for those already growing vines on a small scale who perhaps wish to expand their vineyards and improve their winegrowing skills, it will be invaluable. It will also be of interest to students of viticulture.

Wine Growing in Great Britain covers not only the viticultural tasks involved, but also, uniquely, the finances of UK wine growing: land costs, vineyard establishment and management costs and the income from both grape sales and wine sales.

Second edition published 9th October 2020.

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Here's what some readers have said about it:

"This book is an experienced professional's hands-on guide for anyone who has ever contemplated owning a vineyard, growing grapes, and either selling them or making wine from them." "If you have ever toyed with the idea of owning a vineyard, in the UK or elsewhere, in whatever climate, this book will give you valuable insights into the realities of farming. Students of wine at any level – be their field viticulture, enology, or business – will also find this a straight-talking, well-founded, non-rose-tinted resource."
Anne Krebiehl MW, The World of Fine Wine.

"Valuable and useful", "absolutely everything you need to know about establishing a vineyard", "for anyone interested in the warts-and-all reality of grape growing, this is an indispensable 210-page guide."
Richard Hemming,

"For those seeking to learn more of the detailed aspects of wine production this is an essential purchase." "An encyclopaedic text that should be found on the bookshelf of everyone involved in this industry."
Malcolm Withnall, 2014 Vine Growers Yearbook.


1. A short history of modern UK winegrowing
2. Why plant a vineyard in the UK?
3. Site selection
4. Vine varieties, clones and rootstocks for the UK
5. Pruning and trellising systems for UK vineyards
6. Site planning and preparation
7. Vineyard nutrition
8. Planting your vineyard
9. Trellising systems - construction
10. Machinery and equipment
11. Management - establishment phase
12. Management - cropping years
13. Frost protection
14. Weed control
15. Protected vinegrowing
16. Pest and disease control
17. Trunk diseases
18. Organic and biodynamic viticulture
19. Getting started

There are also appendices on: Useful addresses, Vine varieties grown in the UK, the story of Wrotham Pinot, the Agricultural Flat Rate Scheme and Vineyard running costs.

Colour cover, B&W text, photographs and illustrations
Size: 210 mm x 297 mm (A4) edition: Spiral bound
ISBN: 978-0-9514703-6-7

First Amazon edition: Perfect bound
ISBN: 978-0-9514703-8-1

Second Amazon edition: Paperback, 252 pages
ISBN: 978-1916329607