Wine production up 10%

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Wine production in Portugal for the 2023-2024 grape year has increased by 10%, with production particularly up in the Azores, Lisbon, Bairrada and Trás-os-Montes by as much as 20%.

This is according to the Institute of Wines and Vineyards (IVV) that reported a total production of 7.5 million hectolitres.
Compared to the average from the last five campaigns, the increase stood at 13%. On the other hand, green wine producing regions and the Beira Interior saw falls in production of around 8%.
According to the same organisation, Denomination of Origin and Geographical wines represented 91% of national production.
“In line with what had been seen in recent years, red wines made up 59.6% of production. The volume of white wines was around 2.5 million hectolitres, making up 33.8% of production, while rosé wines took up 6.7%.
The increase in production was generally down to “a reduction in diseases and pests” and “new planted areas”.