British Wine

The United Kingdom has been contributing to the world of wines and spirits since the Roman era. The Romans had wine with them wherever they went forth and conquered, and stumbling upon ancient wine chalices are nothing new. There is evidence of a Roman era vineyard at Wollaston in the Nene Valley, England with deposits of vine pollen dating back to this time. This suggests there were attempts at grape-growing, though it’s not known if this succeeded. 

The Romans were gone by the 4th century AD, and wine production was limited to Christian orders for sacramental purposes. The land was otherwise unstable due to nearly constant wars between factions such as the Angles, Saxons and Jutes. Most of the Christians who had planted small vineyards retreated to the islands, which weren’t suitable for grape-growing. By the 6th century, they returned to the mainland and vineyards were once again planted, but trade with other parts of Europe also increased. Higher quality wines could be obtained Read more »

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Varietals Produced in United Kingdom View all

  • King

  • Seyval Blanc

    Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

Subregions of United Kingdom

  • Scotland

    The word whisky (here always spelled without the “e”), is a derivation of “usky,” shortened fro...

  • Armagh

  • Down

Popular Wineries in United Kingdom View all

  • Tas Valley Vineyard

    Welcome to the Tas Valley Vineyard website - the ultimate destination for personalised wine label...

  • Stanlake Park

    A small test area of 500 vines was planted by Jon Leighton in 1979. The original vineyard was cal...

  • Wickham Vineyards

    Discover the pleasures of English wine and experience a taste of the Hampshire countryside here a...

  • Rosemary's Vineyard & Winery

    We believe in minimal handling of the grapes so they are hand picked and hand processed by our fa...

  • Odessagne Ltd

    Odessagne Ltd import fine quality 'Gold Medal' sparkling and still wines from the Odessa Region, ...

  • Blue Cove

    A private estate winery with 450 acres in the Robertson region of South Africa

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  • Three Choirs Vineyard Stone Brook 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Belgravia for £10. It is from Gloucestershire in southern England,a part of the world with a history of viticulture going back to the Romans but which has seen something of a revival in recent decades with global warming.Itis a blend of siegerrebe,solaris and phoenix,all hybrid grapes develope... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Hush Heath Manor Pinot Noir 2015

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/134184. It is from the county of Kent in southern England,a part of the world with a history of viticulture going back to the Romans but which has seen something of a revival in recent decades with global warming.My bottle is a red pinot noir from th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Denbies Zig Zag Red NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 on a recent visit to Denbies The name Zig Zag is a reference to the Zig Zag road which ascends nearby Box Hill and which was used for one of the cycling races during the 2012 Olympics. The bottle consists of 46% rondo,a hybrid grape created in 1964 in Czechoslovakia to be early maturing and resistant to fungu... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • The Bolney Estate Foxhole Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/134184. It is from Sussex in southern England,a part of the world with a history of viticulture going back to the Romans but which has seen something of a revival in recent decades with global warming.My bottle is a red pinot noir from The Bolney Est... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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  • Hattingley Brut Rose Hattingley Valley England

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    Chalky, dusty aromas of light wildflower and toast with hints of cherry and strawberry. Pleasant fruit notes of cherry and strawberry on the palate as well, with tart citrus flavor filling in on the mid palate, some mixed berry and a refreshing character throughout. This is lightly floral and finishes clean with a touch of red fruit candy and a ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ridgeview Brut Bloomsbury England

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    Toasted lemon and melon aromas with tightly focused citrus aromas and hints of butterscotch. Bold tingling acidity on the palate with quite tart lemon drop and grapefruit flavors, tart citrus and a toasted, almost smoky almond and oak spice mid palate, finishing with some classic biscuit notes and more zesty citrus acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Glen Ord 30 Year Speyside Single Malt Scotch NV

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    Wine review by rsvw


  • Arrived in England and in addition to making wonderful, rather pricey champagnes, they are also producing some good white varietals and I'm looking forward to trying them. Anyone have any suggestions?

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  • looking for a good selections of scottish wines

    Comment by 476402blriach 476402 blriach


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