Wine Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Wine Production Market Research Report | SIC C11.020 | Sep 2015

Grape expectations: Rising demand for high-quality local produce should stimulate growth

The Wine Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although wine has been produced in the United Kingdom since the Roman conquest, wine making has become little more than a hobby in modern times. During the past decade, however, the attainment of a number of major international awards has brought the world's attention to English wine. Wine is mostly produced in the South and South East of England and is predominantly of the sparkling variety. Over the past five years, the industry has enjoyed robust growth, underpinned by rising domestic and international interest in English wine. Warmer than average weather for much of the past decade improved grape yields and wine quality, helping winemakers produce sparkling wines to rival those produced on the continent... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry displays a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2015-16, the capital-to-labour ratio is estimated to be 1:3.33, indicating that wine producers require £3.33 worth of labour for every £1.00 of capital invested. Capital requirements for land, infrastructure and equipment in the industry are relatively steep. Setting up a new vineyard is costly, with new grape growers estimated to spend £25,000 per hectare on planting, trellising, preparation and drainage. However, labour costs in the industry are not very high. Winemaking requires only a few skilled staff as grape growing uses many low-paid, casual workers... purchase to read more


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What is the Wine Production Industry?

Participants in this industry produce wine from grapes. Grapes are either purchased or grown and harvested on the estate. Products include still and sparkling wine of red and white varieties. Brandy is not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Sparkling wineStill white wineStill red and rose wine
Industry Activities
Producing wineBlending and fining wineCrushing and fermenting wine grapesBottling wine

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