Award-winning North Derbyshire winemaker’s first book will guide the nation to ‘grow your own wine’

Kieron Atkinson, the multiple award-winning winemaker in what was once the world’s most northerly vineyard, has written a new book to inspire and guide you on how to grow and make your own wine, be it in from a vineyard in a greenhouse or from a full-fledged vineyard.

Wine Making: A Guide to Growing, Nurturing and Producing is published by The Crowood Press and offers a personal yet practical guide to the grape-to-bottle journey of growers of all sizes.

The book aims to inspire and guide people on how to grow and make their own wine, whether it comes from a greenhouse vineyard or a full-fledged vineyard.

The book covers all aspects of wine production; guide the reader through the processes, the challenges, the fun and the satisfaction to be expected when you “grow your own wine”.

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It was during the first lockdown that Kieron, who produces wine from grapes grown in the historic Renishaw Hall vineyard on the Derbyshire and South Yorkshire border, decided to put his years of knowledge and hands-on experience in a new book.

Including everything from the selection of the site of the vineyard, the choice, the planting and the maintenance of the vines to the way of harvesting and the very important tasting of the wines; the book reviews everything you need to know about the wine production process.

Wine expert and TV personality Oz Clarke provides a preface to the book.

He says: “This book shows you how to take care of your vines and hone your winemaking skills, but most of all it will give you the confidence to take the reins and ‘go for it’. With Kieron as your guide, you will experience a fantastic ride. ”

Kieron also owns the English Wine Project: Winery in Derby, the region’s premier urban winery, and has won numerous global and national awards for its wine line over the past decade and more.

Kieron began a career in winemaking and vineyard management in 2011, after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan as an officer in the British Army.

He said: “I am so happy to have been able to write and to have published a book which I know will support people on the road that I have come to produce a very good wine.

“Taking care of the vineyard and making wine takes a lot of determination and passion for what you want to accomplish, but it is also a career – or a hobby – so rewarding that I would recommend anyone who enjoys creating their own. product and work with it. nature.

“This book will be a companion for anyone who wants to make great wines – whether it’s to simply taste them with friends or to sell them as a commercial product on a much larger scale.”

It will also be available at select bookstores and stores across the country, please contact The Crowood Press for details on resellers.

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