Ahead of the General Election, WineGB has launched its Manifesto for Growth which identifies the three main areas that require support from the new Government.  

In a week that has seen all of the political parties launch their manifestos, WineGB has followed suit with its Manifesto for Growth.

The English and Welsh wine industry is the fastest growing agricultural sector in the UK which brought in its largest harvest last year. It is experiencing rapid growth with planting predicted to rise by 84% by 2032.

As the trade association representing the English and Welsh wine industry, WineGB is calling on the new Government to act now and ensure that the right investment occurs, opportunities are taken, and regulatory blocks are removed to safeguard the sustainable growth of our sector.

The WineGB Manifesto for Growth can be read in full here.

Commenting on the launch, CEO of WineGB Nicola Bates said: “The domestic wine sector is growing at pace. Our producers are investing; WineGB provides vital business support for them; and we look to the next Government to accelerate the growth of our industry to provide greater value to the UK. Our Manifesto for Growth identifies three key areas where we can make changes that will have a palpable effect on our community of winemakers and vine growers. We seek fairer business, a better environment and an understanding of the value of British.”