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A total of 37 new wine producers were granted licences in England during calendar 2015, according to accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.

The company, citing HMRC data, said 170 producers had started up over the last five years.  Earlier this month, Chapel Down managing director Mark Harvey told just-drinks that English wine has the potential to become ten times its current size in 30 years

UHY Hacker Young said that although sales of English wine are currently largely limited to the UK market, exports are expected to rise over the next four years. The firm quoted the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), which it said predicts UK wine exports will increase from GBP3.2m (US$4.6m) in 2015 to over GBP30m in 2020.

"Many English vineyards do a lot more than produce wine, which can make them very profitable businesses. They are diversifying to offer tastings and tours, have restaurants, rooms for overnight guests and can even be a venue for weddings and other events," said James Simmonds, partner at UHY Hacker Young. "The increasing success of English wine as well as the other business and hospitality opportunities that come with running a vineyard can be an attractive prospect for the wine enthusiast."

Click here to read the full interview with Chapel Down MD Mark Harvey


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