English wine producers celebrate record harvest
English vineyards produced a record 33,384 hl in the 2013 harvest, equating to almost 4.5 million bottles.
It breaks the previous record of 4 million bottles set in 2010 and reflects an ongoing rise in planting.
Julia Trustram Eve, marketing director of English Wine Producers, said: “2013 was an excellent year for many UK vineyards, with a welcome long, warm summer that has resulted in some great quality wines as well as the highest ever volume produced.
“This is a growing industry, with demand still exceeding supply and the planting continues, with a number of new vineyards being established this year.”
English wines won a record-breaking five gold medals, 15 silvers and 28 bronzes at the International Wine Challenge 2014.