Wine production drops in Greece
The central cooperation union of wine products released a report on Wednesday stating that Wine production dropped by 16.24% in 2014-2015 to 2,800,000 hectolitre, from 3,343,000 hectolitre last year. Initial estimates for a 3.44% decline were surpassed.
The report states that viniculture was adversely affected by weather conditions that prevailed in spring and summer last year.
Production of wines under Protected Origin Name fell to 237,000 hectolitres last year from 315,000 in the previous year, while production of wine under Protected Geographical Sign fell to 439,000 hectolitre from 600,000 in the previous year.
The only exception to this declining trend was the production of specific varietal wines which rose to 114,000 hectolitre from 70,000 hectolitre.