Dedicated to viticulture

News Posted 26/01/18
With the nation’s millionth vine planted in 2017 and a further million predicted for 2018, a new magazine for Great Britain’s viticulture sector has been launched by the team who bring you South East Farmer and Farm Machinery.

Independently published in Kent, Vineyard™ is the only national monthly magazine dedicated to commercial viticulture in Great Britain.

With the aim of bringing grape growers, wine makers and drinks buyers together, Vineyard is being distributed to the nation’s commercial vineyards and wineries, wine merchants and industry advisors to promote the best in Great British growing and wine production.

Alongside a top-flight team of expert contributors and columnists sharing their insights into different sectors of the industry, from out in the vineyard to back in the winery, each edition of Vineyard will be full of interesting stories celebrating the industry’s many achievements and facilitate conversation and knowledge sharing.

From English and Welsh wine tasting notes by Matthew Jukes, through to agronomy advice, new machinery reports, grower profiles and features on wineries, Vineyard’s writers will be covering a wide range of topics.

“As vineyard managers are busy pruning, wine makers skilfully blending and retailers recovering from the festive period, our first edition focuses on Bacchus, the grape variety putting English stills on the menu,” said Victoria Rose, editor of Vineyard.

“In our meet the manager profile we interviewed Lyme Bay Winery’s head winemaker Liam Idzikowski, the creator of Bacchus Block. I also met with Lee Dyer at Winbirri Vineyard, Norfolk, to explore the impact of winning a globally recognised award. In our wine reviews, Matthew Jukes thinks he has found England’s “Grand Cru” of the future.”

In the first edition of the new magazine, which is also available to view online at www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk, Vine Works poignantly reminds employers about the importance of getting to know seasonal vineyard workers; Agrii are digging deeper into the benefits of knowing exactly what’s in the soil and how to monitor changes; Matthew Berryman from CLM draws inspiration from the solar sector; and Dr Richard Smart discusses the benefits of cloches in the vineyard.

For farmers looking to diversify into the flourishing sector, Vineyard will provide a useful guide to the latest developments, growing and wine making techniques, machinery and technology and will signpost new growers to the all-important industry advisors and suppliers.

Subscriptions are £40 for 12 editions.

Those interested in subscribing to Vineyard should phone 01303 233880 or email admin@vineyardmagazine.co.uk

www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk


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