With a record breaking harvest forecast, and with the ever increasing success of English and Welsh wines, there has never been a better time to get involved. The Wine Producers' Handbook aims to provide sound practical advice on how to start your own vineyard and winery. From making your own wine at home right through to buying the vineyard and bottling your own wine. There are detailed case studies throughout the book detailing those who have planted their own vineyard and some of the lessons they have learnt along the way.
Foreword by Simon Robinson Chairman of WineGB
Chapter One: Home winemaking and formal training
Chapter Two: Land and soil
Chapter Three: The grapes
Chapter Four: Winemaking
Chapter Five: Process equipment
Chapter Six: Bottling and labelling
Chapter Seven: Marketing
Chapter Eight: Tours and tourism
Chapter Nine: Co-products and by-products
Chapter Ten: Finance
Customs and Duty
Directory of Services and Supplies
Plus 18 case studies
About the authors
Dr Belinda Kemp is a senior scientist in oenology at the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) at Brock University, Ontario, Canada. She is a graduate of Plumpton College and gained her PhD in viticulture and oenology from Lincoln University, New Zealand.
Emma Rice was a previous editor of Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book, and is now an oenologist and winemaker and runs her own business Custom Crush UK Ltd offering wine analysis and winemaking expertise. She is also Head Winemaker and a Director of Hattingley Valley Wines Ltd, in Hampshire.
Size: 220 x 145mm
Pages: 256 black and white