Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey, which produces 500,000 bottles of wine a year, reported that about 75% of buds had been affected.
Waitrose was among the early backers of domestic vineyards and now commands 70pc of the retail English wine market, selling local varieties in nearby shops.
One of the rarest farm properties so far this year has come to the market in the form of 54-acre Southcote Vineyard, near Honiton, East Devon.
The holding offers the opportunity to develop a new label or to continue to supply the multi-award-winning Lyme Bay Winery label.
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