The global production of wine is currently reaching a slump thanks to poor weather conditions. This is expected to be the worst wine production period since 1961. France, Italy, and Spain all experienced significant production dips of up to 23 percent.
Some of that dip is attributed to a major frost period that took place in April. The International Organization of Vine and Wine has predicted that globally the drop in wine production this year will be about eight percent.
It’s also possible that the wine production will continue dipping even further, following the recent fires in Napa and surrounding California wine country. Those fires affected more than 220,000 acres of land and many business and residents were destroyed.
The wineries are doing what they can to get back on their feet and get back into production as quickly as possible.