Harvest: Alentejo foresees a 5% to 10% increase in production

Production estimates vary between 112 and 118 million liters of wine

The Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA) has just announced the start of the harvest in the region, with estimates pointing to growth between 5% and 10% compared to the previous year's campaign. One of the largest wine regions in the country predicts that, as a result of this harvest, between 112 and 118 million liters of wine will be produced.

This year the campaign started earlier, in Serpa, with the harvesting of grapes for the production of rosé wine and, soon after, the harvesting of the white varieties. The perspective is that, by mid-August, around 25% of Alentejo producers will have grapes in their cellars and, by the end of September, it is expected that the more than 23 thousand hectares of vineyards in the region will be harvested.

“The grapes harvested are healthy, which will be reflected in another year of guaranteed quality, which – considering that we are growing abroad, 8% in volume and value – is a sign that we will continue to offer the market the already recognized excellence from all Alentejo regions and sub-regions”, says Francisco Mateus, president of the CVRA.

The estimate now presented is the result of a study by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto for the CVRA and the continued contact of the Wine Commission with producers in its region.

It should be remembered that, in 2022, the Alentejo wine region harvested around 150 thousand tons of grapes, which resulted in more than 107 million liters of wine produced.
Vinhos do Alentejo 2023