Alentejo wine production up 10%
Portugal’s Alentejo region is expecting a better than average wine harvest this year with output expected to be up to 10% higher on last year with an estimated 112 to 118 million litres of wine according to the regional wine commission CVRA.
This year’s grape harvest began earlier starting in Serpa with an expectation that by the middle of August around 25% of Alentejo producers will have their grapes in the wineries, and by the end of September 23,000 hectares of grapes will have been harvested.
Francisco Mateus, President of the CVRA said, “The grapes that are being collected are healthy and reflect another year of quality guaranteed. We are growing in terms of exports by around 8% in value and volume and his is a sign that we are continuing to offer the market excellent wines from all the regions of the Alentejo”.
In 2022, the Alentejo wine region harvested around 150,000 tonnes of grapes that resulted in over 107 million litres of wine.