If you’re passionate about the wine industry, you’ve certainly come to the right place. With the finest facilities and courses available in the UK, you’ll be able to gain all of the knowledge you’ll need to be successful in this highly competitive global industry.

The UK wine industry is one of the fastest growing and most successful in the agricultural sector, so if you're interested in pursuing a career in this growing and in demand sector with a wealth of exciting opportunities, consider one of Plumpton College's degree courses, apprenticeships or part-time courses.

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Forging the next generation in the industry: Education and training is the key to fostering the vineyard managers, winemakers and marketers to fulfil the demands of an ever-expanding industry. WineGB estimates an increase from the current 2,000 employed to approximately 24,000 by 2040.

The industry is not only offering great career paths and creating many job opportunities but providing a significant boost to rural employment and the local economy.

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Our Facilities

We’ve got 10 hectares of vineyards producing 40,000 bottles of award-winning still and sparkling wines each year at Plumpton.

We’ve also got a purpose-built Plumpton Wine Centre which includes a commercial winery, research winery, laboratories and a sensory evaluation room for you to experience. Combined with our team of international expert lecturers, you’ll certainly gain an excellent all-round experience at Plumpton.

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Careers in the Wine Industry

Are you a science graduate, sommelier, or business minded? A career in the wine trade is dynamic taking you rurally, locally and internationally. Hear from our Wine graduates and where they are now.

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Watch the previous Instagram Lives by Tom Surgey!

Instagram Live with Luke Spalding - Vineyard and General Manager of Everflyht - 17th April 2024

Instagram Live with Jose Quintana - Winemaker at London's Vagabond urban winery - 12th March 2024

Instagram Live with Sam Linter - Wine Director of Plumpton and Chair of Wine GB - 22nd February 2024

Instagram Live with Joseph Arthur - A senior wine buyer for M&S - 18th January 2024

Instagram Live with Natasha Rompante - A third year Oenology and Viticulture student - 13th December 2023

Meet Tom Surgey - Plumpton College's Wine Division Ambassador!