If this is a new endeavour for you, we’re here to make it work. The first step is to submit an outline of the land you think is suitable for viticulture – please Get In Touch using the button at the bottom of this page. Once we have completed some preliminary work in the office, James or Chris will conduct a visual site assessment with you.
If everything looks positive, the next step would be to undertake a detailed site evaluation, determining soil type, aspect, climatic conditions and so on. From this a feasibility report is generated, giving you all the information you require to make the best decisions for your venture, whether you wish to specialise in still or sparkling wine, produce the wine yourself or become a contract grower. The survey allows us to recommend the varietals to grow and ripen successfully in your field. We will guide you every step of the way – no question is too simple or silly to ask.
Vine-Works Ltd will design and build your vineyard, sourcing everything you need from the plants to the people who will put it all together. We can guide you through the necessary preparations required prior to planting, (including liaising with an agronomist who will analyse your soil results and recommend any nutrient adjustments). Together, we will calculate your desired planting density and trellising system based on your end objectives. We project manage everything so you’ll always know what’s going on.
We have over a decade of experience working with the different soil conditions in England. Whether your land is situated on chalk, clay or sandstone, (or gravel, loam or silt…) Vine-Works Ltd can recommend the appropriate production techniques and materials most suitable. Our teams are also familiar with working across the country, establishing vineyards on the south coast, (in Hampshire, Sussex, Kent…) and beyond – Yorkshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Devon, Wales…
Our Vineyard Establishment Manager has built long-standing relationships with vine nurseries in Europe and works tirelessly to source the exact grape varieties, (clones and rootstocks) you wish to plant. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier – Bacchus, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc…we obtain the perfect grape vines for your individual business.
Machine planting occurs in April-May every year and we oversee every vine put in the ground, ensuring every vineyard meets our strict quality criteria. Vine-Works Ltd are proud to have a dedicated trellising team who have extensive experience in installing cool climate vineyards.
Once your vineyard has been planted and trellised, our Vineyard Establishment department seamlessly hands you over to our Vineyard Management division, (should you wish).
To see how we can help, send us details of your requirements and we’ll come back to you.