News and views from the industry.

The Importance of a Sound Trellising System

1 June 2021

The importance of the vineyard trellising system is often overlooked. Instead, flashy new pieces of machinery regularly take the limelight. However, to manage your vineyard…

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Charge Rate Calculator for Labour User Rates

1 May 2021

As all business operators will know the National Minimum Wage is to increase in April 2021 from £8.72 to £8.91, this amounts to 2.2% and…

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Vine Importing in post-Brexit Britain

1 April 2021

Although we have left the European Union, our dependency on some of its services, products and people have not diminished. With another big planting season…

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Business has Taken Time to Reflect and Reassess

1 March 2021

Supply and demand, logistics and transport, feasibility and flexibility – these are all integral components of every business which have been stretched and tested over…

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Reviewing Frost Protection Analysis

1 February 2021

As we approach the end of another viticultural season, now is the time to reflect on the past years and review any insights into your…

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A Year Unlike Any Other

1 January 2021

This season had its own unique set of characteristics, here are some reflections on what has defined the year. Frost Unfortunately, 2020 was marked with…

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Felco: Behind the Secateurs

1 December 2020

As the unconventional year of 2020 draws to a close, the upcoming pruning season can appear a daunting task. However, with the best tools to…

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Vine-Works Vine Grower of the Year

1 November 2020

Back in 2015 Vine-Works and Chris Foss, (of Plumpton College fame) came up with the plan of a financial award for viticultural research as at…

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First Things to look for in a Site and Considerations for Future Expansion

1 October 2020

Planting the Industry As we all know, there is a real emphasis on selling our wines to international markets. The interest in British culture and…

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