Who we are
In 2010, James Dodson and D'Arcy Gander combined their skills, experience and passion for great English wines to create Vine-Works Ltd. Both studied Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton College, partnered with the University of Brighton, before embarking on careers in the winemaking industry.
Vine-Works has been involved in the establishment of over 100 new vineyards in the UK and can help with everything you need to set up a vineyard from scratch.
Vine-Works is currently responsible for the full or partial management of over 50 vineyards in the UK. We can provide a bespoke solution for your vineyard, allowing you to choose from the full range of highly-skilled vineyard establishment services that we provide.
Vine-Works offers a full selection of viticultural services, whether you’re looking to set up a new vineyard or are looking for help or advice with ongoing maintenance of an established site.
Both James and D’Arcy are WineSkills educators, fully qualified to deliver training from Plumpton College’s WineSkills programme.
How we work.
1If you are thinking of establishing a vineyard, contact us for an initial site appraisal. We will sit down over a cup of coffee and discuss all the options that best suit your needs. After we conduct a full study that includes the sites aspect, soil analysis, and climatic history, we will advise on the site's potential. We then project manage the whole adventure from sourcing the vines, to machine planting, trellis materials and trellis erection. Let our experienced professionals take on the task of establishing the best possible vineyard for your wine business.
2Management – Our experienced teams pride themselves on attention to detail and our passion for viticulture with an ability to manage projects both large and small, means Vine-Works are committed to growing quality the right way. With a respect for the environment and vines, we are dedicated to helping our clients prosper from their vineyards. We believe great wines begin with premium quality grapes. We balance this ideal with a firm understanding of the business aspects of grape growing. By managing your vineyard with smart, sustainable practices, we strive to develop long-term vine health while protecting your bottom line.
We can provide a full range of vineyard management services either full management or on an ad hoc basis. We work with an initial site meeting with you to assess your vines and feed back with a strategy. Our teams attend your vineyard with a supervisor to direct staff and liaise with you. All of our teams have many years of experience so we pride ourselves on our efficient working. We can supply machine operators for tractor tasks and qualified (city and Guilds) spray operators.
3If you are looking for the right materials for your vineyard establishment, or repairs to your existing vineyard, let us recommend the best suitable materials for the job. We carry a large stock of vineyard trellis materials, from a selection of posts, wire, anchors, vine shelters, vine stakes and more. If you know what you are looking for then visit our retail web page to place your order. Alternatively, contact us direct if you are looking for a large quantity of materials to secure a bulk price, or if you need advice on choosing the right material for your vineyard needs. We are here to help you get off to the right start.