Membership Benefits

An annual subscription to the SWVA also includes membership of WineGB. What do you get for your money?

  • Access to our Annual SWVA Competition - a chance for your wines to be judged by industry professionals, with feedback and a social gathering with an opportunity to taste the winning wines
  • The Spring Meeting - and the SWVA AGM, this more formal meeting usually focuses on a talk, presentation or practical advice sessions, coupled with an informative tasting event.
  • Listing on this website as a trading member (see vineyards link above), on our online map and "Buy SW wines online" page.
  • Free retweeting and regramming your social media posts on our feeds.
  • email forums - closed forums for swva and for WineGB members to discuss issues relating to vine growing and winemaking.
  • The "Grape Press" - the UKVA publication also sent out twice a year. National wine industry news, technical reports, and updates to legislation, advertisements for specialist suppliers and contractors.
  • The "Green Book" - Annual publication from WineGB giving details of pesticides approved for use in vineyards and a recommended spray programme.
  • Access to the WineGB national competition - for commercial growers, this is the UK wine industry "Oscars".
  • Preferential rates to attend WineGB Symposia and the Annual General Conference meetings.
  • Regular Bulletins from WineGB detailing important legislation changes and items of interest to members.
  • Access to legal advice through WineGB's membership of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, NFU and Country Landowners Assn.
  • Access to WineGB members area of the website (currently located on the old UKVA website www.ukva.org.uk) with technical advice and information.
  • Free listing of your English Wine Week events on the national English Wine Week website
  • Access to the WineGB annual trade tasting in SW1,  and to the Wine GB stands at major wine fairs (both of these involve exhibitors' fees)
  • Representation of the interests of the industry with governmetal and EU bodies.

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