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Wine Production in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Wine Production Market Research Report | SIC C11.020 | Mar 2017

Raise a glass: The industry's strong recent growth has continued through the current year

IBISWorld’s Wine Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although wine has been produced in the United Kingdom since the Roman era, wine production in modern times had, until recently, been little more than a hobby. During the past decade, however, the amount of land dedicated to vine growing has risen by 148%, according to the University of East Anglia. Over the past five years, rising domestic and international interest in British wine has been supported by the attainment of a number of major international awards. Wine is mostly produced in the South and South East of England and is predominantly sparkling. Warmer than average weather for much of the past decade improved grape yields and wine quality. Industry revenue is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.8% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £87.5 million... purchase to read more

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Barriers to entry in the Wine Production industry are moderate. Capital requirements for land, infrastructure and equipment are relatively steep. Setting up a new vineyard is costly, with new grape-growers expected to spend about £25,000 per hectare on planting, trellising, preparation and drainage. Building a winery of decent size is estimated to cost a further £250,000, according to industry publication Horticulture Week. Specialist skills and equipment need to be imported from more traditional wine-producing countries.

A number of new producers have entered the industry in recent years. Barriers to entry are higher for new entrants aiming to become major winemakers. The.. 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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