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"Where to start? Roger Marchbank, chairman of the UK Vineyards Association, says the first step is to buy a good book on vine-growing. He has had vines at the end of his Hampshire garden for more than 20 years that produce about 1,000 bottles a year. His Coach House white is as crisp a drop as you’ll find south of Guildford.
“I tell people they should budget about £5,000 an acre for plants, posts, wire and all the paraphernalia you need for successfully creating a vineyard,” he says. “Soil is much more important than aspect. You really want sandy, gravelly conditions. Grapes cannot grow with wet feet.”