Greek Wine Production Down 16.24%

Greek-wineWine production in Greece fell by 16.24% in the 2014-2015 period to 2,800,000 hectolitres, from 3,343,000 in the previous period, surpassing initial estimates for a 3.44% decline in production.

A Wednesday report by the central cooperation union of wine products said that production was negatively affected by weather conditions in spring and summer of 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 hectolitres, from 600,000 in the previous year.

The only exception to the declining trend was the production of varietal wines that rose to 114,000 hectolitres, from 70,000 in the previous year.

(Source: ANA-MPA)