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Membership Benefits

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

  • SWVA bi-annual publication "Vine Post" with regional news, technical papers and items of interest to growers and wine makers.
  • Access to our Annual 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 focusses on a talk, presentation or practical advice sessions, coupled with an informative tasting event.
  • A membership list giving details of other vineyard people near you.
  • Listing on this website as a trading member (see vineyards link above).
  • email forum - a closed forum for swva and ukva 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.
  • The "Green Book" - Annual publication from the UKVA giving details of pesticides approved for use in vineyards.
  • Access to UKVA competition - for commercial growers, this is the UK wine industry "Oscars", with awards presented at the House of Commons.
  • Preferential rates to attend UKVA Symposia and the Annual General Conference meetings.
  • Regular Bulletins from the UKVA detailing important legislation changes and items of interest to members.
  • Access to legal advice through the UKVA membership of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

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