UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Cold spring leaves French grape harvest headed for historic low

Georgia is not the only place where grapes have been impacted by the weather this spring.  The Guardian posted a short article today discussing the low production of French wine expected this year after a spring cold snap caused problems for grape growers, especially in the Bordeaux region of southwest France, although bad weather also affected other areas of the country. However, vintners are not yet sure about the quality of the wine, saying “August makes the grapes, September makes the wine.” You can read the full story here.

A cold snap in spring is forecast to cut this year’s wine harvest by 17%. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images