Brimming over: Investment and vineyard expansion is expected to support strong growth

Between May 2008 and May 2018, the number of acres planted with grapevines in the United Kingdom grew by over 150%, according to trade association Wine GB. In recent years, rising domestic and international interest in British wine has been supported by major international awards for UK-produced wines. Wine is mostly produced in the South of England and is predominantly sparkling. Warmer-than-average weather in recent years has improved grape yields and wine quality, supporting the reputation of the UK Wine Production industry. Over the five years through 2019-20, revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 16.8% to reach £274.2 million.The United Kingdom is a high-cost wine producer compared with international more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong industry revenue growth has been driven by growing demand from abroad
  • Producers have accelerated investment in new vineyard and production capacity
  • Import competition is expected to remain strong over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Sparkling wineValue sales of UK-produced sparkling wine have soared over the past five-year period and are estimated to account for 66.9% of industry revenue in 2019-20. Sparkling wine includes white wine in Champagne style produced from a mix of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes. The climate and soil type in southern regions of the United Kingdom provide suitable growing conditions for high quality sparkling wine, with warm and dry summers tending to yield juicier and more flavoured grapes. Consequently, winemakers are also able to produce relatively high-grade sparkling rose varieties.UK winemakers have won a host of accolades for their Champagne-style sparkling wines in recent years. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wine Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wine Production Industry are

  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Production of premium goods/services
  • Appropriate climatic conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average maximum temperature and Real household disposable income in the Wine Production industry impact industry performance..

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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 wine
  • Still white wine
  • Still red and rose wine
  • Industry Activities
  • Producing wine
  • Blending and fining wine
  • Crushing and fermenting wine grapes
  • Bottling wine
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average maximum temperature
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Demand from supermarkets

  • Current Performance
  • International recognition
  • Capacity expansion
  • Harvest yield
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry Outlook continued
  • Trade flow
  • New investment
  • Table: Wine Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wine Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Off-Licences
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Pubs & Bars

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Grape Growing
  • Hollow Glass Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Sparkling wine
  • Still white wine
  • Still red and rose wine
  • Chart: Wine Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Off-trade
  • Consumers
  • On-trade
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wine Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wine Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wine Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wine Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Wine Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Exports (2011-2025)
  • Imports (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)
  • IT services and related spend (2011-2025)
  • Insurance (2011-2025)
  • Telecommunications (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A variety of white wine grape, grown Galicia, Monaco and Melgaco.
  • Bacchus
  • A white wine grape, named after the Greek god of wine.
  • Cellar-Door Sales
  • Sales from the sales room at wineries.
  • Champagne
  • A sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France and made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes.
  • Hectare
  • A unit of area equal to 10,000 square metres or 2.471 acres.
  • Viticulture
  • A branch of the science of horticulture, viticulture is the production and study of wine grapes whereby viticulturists are required for vineyard management operations.
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