A large variety of vines are cultivated across the region, one of the premier vine growing areas of the UK. A recent UEA study declared areas of Essex and Suffolk to be the best areas for viticulture. Our region, made up of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire alongside London North and East can boast on being the driest, warmest and most stable in the country.
WineGB East’s territory stretches over the sandy areas of the Norfolk coast to the sandy loams in mid Suffolk and dense clays of the heart of Essex. These Vineyards produce over half the Bacchus grown in the Britain and a large proportion of Pinot Noir, with other successful vine varieties including Solaris, Madeleine Angevine, Reichensteiner, Huxelrebe, Schonburger, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Seyval. The Vineyards in the East produce aromatic, elegant wines, often winning more National Trophies than any other Region. Many of our wines are critically acclaimed on a national and international level.
Our vineyards supply restaurants and retail outlets nationally and throughout the region, indeed some of our producers are now starting to export to the USA and Far Eastern markets. Opportunities are also available to taste and buy the wines from the East at selected farmers markets and food shows, The Suffolk Food Halls, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer.