WGV was bred by Edward Albert White of Yalding, Kent, England in 1911 from open pollination of Bate’s Brewer. It acquired its name after the Whitbread Brewing Company bought the farms when Mr White retired in 1920.
Released commercially in the 1950’s, Whitbread Golding’s resistance to Verticillium Wilt helped cement it as an industry favourite after the disease devastated Golding and Fuggle crops in the region at that time.
With alpha acid 5.0%-8.0% it is a popular variety among commercial and craft brewers for its pleasant fruity aroma and
WGV hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.