History of vineyards in England

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Interested in finding out more about the history of vineyards in England? Read more on the English Wine Producers website.

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The great taste of English wine

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To see which of our vineyards produce wine on a commercial basis and can welcome interested visitors, look at our Vineyards map.

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Join us in the T&CVA

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The aims of the Association is to further the interests of viticulturalists in the area. If thats you why not join us!

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Welcome to the Thames & Chilterns Vineyards Association

The Thames and Chilterns Vineyards Association (T&CVA) was formed in 1988 to further the interests of the vineyards, viticulturalists and winemakers in the area. Today the Thames and Chilterns Vineyards Association has members spread between commercial vineyard owners, viticulturalists, winemakers and others with a general interest in viticulture and oenology.

The Association has members residing in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Greater London. The Association aims to hold meetings and workshops throughout the year on topics associated with viticulture and oenology. We also hold an annual competition to find the best local wines. You can view details of these on our Events page.

Member vineyards regularly compete in national and international wine competitions and we regularly have winners from our region in the EVA/UKVA English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition.

In February 2001 the T&CVA affiliated to the UK Vineyards Association (UKVA). The Association's Chairman and Officers regularly liaise with UKVA on all matters affecting vinegrowing and winemaking, putting forward the views of its members on matters relevant to the region.

T&CVA News

Wine Growing in Great Britain is a complete guide to establishing a vineyard in the UK and other cool climates and includes a chapter on the finances of grapegrowing, winemaking and sales. It includes a chapter on Vine Varieties, Clones and Rootstocks which is also published as a separate book.
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Vineyards throughout the area...