Rain and rain and rain in Bordeaux causes problems

It doesn’t stop raining in Bordeaux. As spring progresses, wine producers face problems. It is difficult to drive the tractor and to walk in a wet and muddy vineyard. This is inconvenient for those growers who mechanically remove the weeds. Maintenance in the vineyard, such as replacing the poles that hold up the wires, is delayed. They will probably have problems early in the season with mildiou, a fungal disease.

Since November Bordeaux has had about 500 mm of rainfall (the region usually has between 600 and 800 mm per year). Rain is a good thing, but now they want it to dry up a bit so that they can start working in the vineyard.

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Weather will for sure improve so there are good reasons to come on a wine tour to Bordeaux this autumn with BKWine. 

Vine pruned in winter in water

Vine pruned in winter in water, copyright BKWine Photography


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2 Responses to Rain and rain and rain in Bordeaux causes problems

  1. Amber May 2, 2018 at 19:32 #

    Oh no! This is awful to hear. Especially after last year’s frost. That two years in a row of tough weather. I hope this ends soon!

    • Per Karlsson May 2, 2018 at 19:47 #

      Not that bad really. Unless it continues for a long time. The frost was much more devastating.

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