UKWP and Regional Associations

he SEVA is part of the United Kingdom Wine Producers (UKWP), and is one of its seven regional associations. All SEVA members automatically become members of the UKWP when they join. All members must be a member of one of the regional associations to join the UKWP and vice versa. The SEVA covers the counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London South.

THE UKWP

The United Kingdom Wine Producers (UKWP) is the organisation to which grape growers and winemakers belong in order to:

  • share information
  • have a voice in Westminster and Brussels
  • develop and promote their industry

The UKWP is the only organisation recognised by the government and the wider community as representing the English and Welsh wine industry. You can find more information about the UKWP at their website: www.ukva.org.uk/

All SEVA members receive full benefits of belonging to the UKWP when they join. These benefits include receiving a copy of the industry magazine, the Grape Press, by post three times a year, as well as the full Pesticides Guide once a year, and the opportunity to join in the national email forum, where you can reach all other growers and producers who are signed up across the country and participate in topical discussion and exchanges of information.

The Regional Associations

The full list of regional associations follows:

SWVA – South West Vineyards Association
(Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Avon, Gloucesterhire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Wales)
Guy Smith (Chair)
email: info@smithandevans.co.uk
Tel:
web: www.swva.info
SEVA – South East Vineyards Association
(Surrey, Sussex, Kent, London South)
Nick Wenman(Chair)
email: nick@alburyvineyard.com
Tel:
web: www.seva.uk.com/moodle
EAWGA – East Anglian Winegrowers Association. Guy Howard (Chair)
email: guy@giffordshall.co.uk
Tel:
web: www.eastanglianwines.co.uk
MVA – Mercian Vineyards Association Edward Templeman
email: edward@somerbyvineyards.com
Tel:
web: http://www.ukvines.co.uk/mercia/merciaintro.htm
T&CVA – Thames and Chiltern Vineyards Association Mr Bob Neilsen (Chairman)
email: Bob Neilsen
Tel: 01491 832354
web: www.thameschilternsvineyards.org.uk
Wales Vineyards Association

WVA – Wessex Vineyards Association

 

Robb Merchant  (Chairman)
email:info@whitecastlevineyard.com

Tim Ingram-Hill (Chairman)

email: Tim Ingram-Hill
Tel: 01672 569190
web: www.southcottvineyard.com