The UK’s vineyards are to expand by 24% this summer as 3 million vines go into the ground.
The UK largest planting season so far has been announced making the UK the fastest growing wine region in the world.
The 3 million vines will lift the total area under vine by 24% equivalent to 690 hectares. The announcement by Wines of GB came as the UK celebrates English Wine Week over 25 May-2 June. According to the Department for International Trade, overall sales of English wine increased by 31% between 2015 and 2017.