Wine production, during the 2023/2024 season, will increase 10% to 7.5 million hectoliters, with emphasis on the regions of Azores, Lisbon, Bairrada and Trás-os-Montes, ccording to the Instituto da Vinha e do Vinho (IVV).

“The data collected in the Harvest and Production Declarations attest to an increase in volume, with a total of 7.5 million hectoliters (hl), representing an increase of 10% compared to the 2022/2023 campaign”, said, in a statement, the IVV. Compared to the average of the last five campaigns, the increase is 13%.

The regions of Azores, Lisbon, Bairrada and Trás-os-Montes stand out, with increases of more than 20%. In turn, the Verdes and Beira Interior regions saw production drops of 8%. According to the same note, productions suitable for Denomination of Origin (DO) and Geographical Indication (GI) reached, in this campaign, 91% of national production.

“In line with what has been seen in recent years, the production of red wines is predominant, representing 59.6% of the total produced. The volume of white wines, slightly above 2.5 million hectoliters, has a weight of 33.8% and rosé wines 6.7%”, he detailed. The “reduced action of pests and diseases” and new vineyard plantings contributed, above all, to the increase in production.