Wines of Great Britain Ltd (WineGB) is the national body for UK grape growers and winemakers. The original national body was established in 1967 by a handful of early vineyard pioneers and evolved to become the United Kingdom Vineyards Association.
Grape growing and winemaking in the UK have changed dramatically over the last 50 years; England and Wales now have approximately 800 hectares of vineyards, with around 195 vineyards and over 170 wineries producing world-class award-winning sparkling, white, rose and red wines. The UK produced 8.95 million bottles in 2020.
WineGB was formed on 1st September 2017 from the merger of the United Kingdom Vineyards Association and English Wine Producers (a marketing body for commercial producers). This merger formed a single and effective industry body to represent and support the grape growers and wine producers of Great Britain.