WSTA launches interactive wine and spirit map

Millie Milliken

Millie Milliken

25 August 2020

The map shows some of Britain's best distilleries and vineyards and comes in response to the growing number of 'staycationers' during Covid-19

Celebrating homegrown British wine and spirits, including Buckingham Palace's recently launched small-batch London dry gin, the map includes over 50 stop offs where winemakers and distillers are sharing their crafts with the public.

Britain now has over 763 vineyards, with over 260 of these established in the last five years, and over 440 distilleries, with 80 new ones opening last year, meaning there are double the amount than five years ago.

'The UK’s growing wine and spirit industries are a real success story... There are now more English vineyards offering tours, tastings and dining experiences than ever before,' commented Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

'To celebrate our great British distillers and wine makers we have launched the UK’s first digital wine and spirit map. The pandemic means that more people are choosing to enjoy a staycation over the summer and this August Bank Holiday weekend. The WSTA’s interactive map has been designed to encourage people to find out more about the wave of exciting new wine and spirit experiences on their doorsteps.'

A grape icon takes users to an information page on UK vineyard experiences, while clicking on the spirit bottle produces a list of distilleries that are hosting tours and gin-making experiences.

Check it all out here: wsta.co.uk/locations

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