The vineyards of England are concentrated in the warmest southern counties of Kent and Sussex, yet grape ripening on our shores is still a risky business.
As a result, it is imperative to select vineyard sites that minimise the effects of the cool, wet climate.
The hallmark high acidity of English wine lends itself to traditional method sparkling wine production, so it is no surprise that it is these wines that are making people sit up and take notice of what can really be achieved in our home country.
For those who like a drop or two of good quality sparkling wine, then the likes of Ridgeview and Nyetimber are certainly names to look out for!
The English wine producers have got together to promote wine production in England and The British Isles. They have a website with plenty of information about English wine production, vineyards and wines. You can visit the website here: English Wine Producers