The price and growth of vineyards in Spain

by  |  20-11-2014

We’ve reached that point of the year where ESYRCE (the tip of the tongue acronym for “Encuesta sobre Superficies y Rendimientos Cultivos”) is releasing their official figures for 2014. In brief, everything is more or less the same from 2013. The Canary Islands and Basque Country have the most expensive vineyard lands while Aragon and Madrid grew the most in terms of actual area. Castilla-La Mancha has the most amount of vineyards at 463,912 hectares which isn’t much of a surprise given that that denomination of origin is bigger than many of the Autonomous Regions of Spain. Alone, it holds nearly 49% of all the vineyards in Spain, the third largest producer of wine in the world. Recognizing that irrigation is probably going to be an issue for the foreseeable future, 64% of all new vineyards were planted without any irrigation system, although this probably doesn’t take in account that […]
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