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Greek Wine's Production Reduced by 100,000 Tons

This year, wine production in Greece is estimated at 230,000 tons, 100,000 tons down from last year, due to mildew on grapes’ leaves that caused ruin to grapes in many areas of Greece.
The harvesting of wine grapes takes place 10 days later compared to 2010, while downy mildew ruined some vineyards completely. Yet, the quality of the Greek wine remains undoubtedly very good.
Wine producers underline: “Most of us were not able to reduce mildew through overhead sprinkling, since the yeast has become more resistant to weather conditions. Damaged grapes cannot be harvested and that means that the wine production would be much lower”.
The mildew hit extensively the following areas in Greece: Crete, Euvoia (complete damage), Attiki, Voiotia, Karditsa, Tirnavos. As far as the islands of Greece are concerned, mildew caused damages in Limnos, Rhodes, Samos, Zakinthos, Leukada and Kefallonia.

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