Authors: Declan Conway, Kate Gannon, Steve Dorling and Alistair Nesbitt

New research from the CREWS-UK project has found that climate change is likely to further impact the viability, variety suitability and wine style potential of viticulture in the UK. The findings are summarised in this two-page document. For the full journal article, see  

Main messages

  • Significant areas within England and Wales are projected to become warmer during the growing season.
  • Wine style suitability is shifting, with some areas becoming too hot for reliable high-quality sparkling Pinot Noir.
  • Rainfall is unlikely to be limiting for grape quality or quantity in areas where temperatures indicate reliable viticultural potential.
  • Inter-annual variability and frost risk is set to continue.
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