Already today it is quite clear how big the wine harvest will be this year, with quite a lot of certainty. It will be small. The harvest is also very early. In some places it has already begun, the earliest picker started on August 10, but in most wine regions it will be a bit into September.
The harvest is expected to reach 37 million hectolitres, the smallest harvest since 1945. A decline with 19% compared to the 2016 harvest. The harvest is so small due to the weather. In the spring we had a lot of very bad weather, including frost in many places, which killed the young buds. Then summer has been extremely dry.
Last year’s harvest reached 45.5 million hectolitres, which was a more normal harvest.
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