A fascinating new study has found that temperature rises linked to climate change could see the United Kingdom as a leading wine producer by 2100. Whilst this may seem far into the future, there is real evidence which suggests a wide range of different wines will be easily produced in the UK in less than a century.
By the end of the 21st century the climate in the UK will make it possible to produce a wide range of wines from Pinot Grigio to Riesling and Pinot Noir. A rise in temperature of as much as 2 degrees Celsius and 5% more rain than at present will mean that even the notoriously chilly Scottish borders could become a fertile growing area for Pinot Grigio. As you move South down the country the range of wines which will grow with ease increases, with Essex and London perhaps even capable of growing Malbec, despite how tricky it is known to be to produce. Researchers believe the whole of the UK has benefits for different wines with different growing regions popping up as the temperature increases.
In addition to Scottish Pinot Grigio and Estuary Malbec, researchers believe the Central and East of England will be perfect for the growth of Sauvignon Blanc.
English Wine at The Fine Wine Company
At The Fine Wine Company we already stock some fine examples of wine from England and around the United Kingdom. Our English brands include Stopham Estate in West Sussex, whose offerings include this Pinot Gris. Other brands include Chapel Down, a Kent company who produce their own dry sparkling wines amongst other offerings and Hush Heath Estate who produce elegant English reds, including this Pinot Noir. For English roses vineyards including Stopham Estate, Chapel Down and Devon’s Kenton Vineyard, who produce this refreshing rose.
The majority of English wine producers are currently based in the South of the country, as the climate is more temperature here. If predictions are right though, it won’t be long before we see more vineyards across the rest of the country and a much higher yield of quality wines.