|The Commission publishes previsions for EU wine production 2021/22|
According to harvest estimates provided by Member States, EU wine production – including wine and must – in 2021 (2021/2022 marketing year) is projected to be 147 million hectolitres. This is 13% lower than the 2020 production, down 23 million hectolitres. The adverse weather events in spring and summer, alternating from frost to floods and vine diseases linked to these climatic conditions, seem to have had a real impact on the EU 2021 wine harvest.
With an estimated production of 44.5 million hectolitres (a drop of 9 %), Italy would remain the biggest EU producer, followed by Spain (39 million hectolitres, down 15 %) and France (33.3 million hectolitres, a decrease of 27 %). The production of those three Member States, which account for almost 80 % of EU production, is estimated at 117 million hectolitres in 2021, falling by 23 million hectolitres (-17 %) compared with their production in 2020 at 140 million hectolitres. ··