Spain: the MAPAMA authorizes 4,950 ha. for new vineyard plantations in 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment has set at 4,950 hectares the area that may be authorized for applications for new vineyard plantations in 2018, at the national level, according to the resolution of the General Directorate of Agricultural Production and Markets published on December 29th in the BOE. As reported by MAPAMA, this area represents 0.52% of the area currently planted with vineyards, which means maintaining the same growth rate as in the previous season.

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Spain: Tejerina highlights the advances of the wine sector in competitiveness and sustainability

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina has highlighted the progress made by the Spanish wine sector, "which today is more competitive, transparent and sustainable." García Tejerina, who made these statements during the presentation, on November 14th, of the Promotion Campaign "Marida mejor tu vida con vino", by the Spanish Wine Interprofessional (OIVE), has also highlighted the world leadership of our country in planted area of vineyard.

D.O.P Méntrida shows the potential of its wines to UK distributors

The D.O.P Méntrida, together with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate on October 23th, 24th and 25th, at the Hotel Cigarral de Caravantes de Toledo, an Inverse Marketing Mission attended by a total of six distributors from the United Kingdom. The main objective of this event will be to exhibit, once again, the potential of the wines of the DOP Méntrida beyond the Spanish borders. This meeting will strengthen the relations of these importers and will represent a unique opportunity to share experiences on the wines of the DOP Méntrida, to acquire new knowledge and to know successful business projects, all aimed at improving business relations.

Cooperativa Condes de Fuensalida presents to the international market its wine of semidulce pink needle of the variety Grenache

La Mancha cooperative Condes de Fuensalida has presented its "Semidulce Rosé Wine Grenache Variety" in Mexico, Holland and France. A novel and quality broth, which emerged three years ago, and which has become one of the star products of this company. The constant effort of the partners to create a different wine has been reflected in the elaboration of a light product of taking, with much needle and with high fruit load.

The stock level of the current wine year exceeds the average of the last four years, with 33.3Mhl

According to the latest INFOVI (Market Information System for the Wine Sector), the current wine campaign 2017 - 2018 has begun with a stock of wine and must of 33.3 million hectoliters. This is a level of stocks somewhat higher than the average of the last four years, which will contribute to improving the balance of the market in the current campaign, marked by a forecast of low production, both in Spain and in other EU producing countries.

UPA values ​​this harvest negatively, both in production and prices

The agricultural organization UPA has made a negative balance, both in production and in prices, of the current harvest, once this has become widespread throughout the national territory. Thus, and according to their calculations, the production of grapes has decreased by 20% as a result of bad climatology, a decline that in some territories has reached 60%. Although this bad situation is also suffered by other European competitors, in Spain winegrowers also have to deal with low prices. For this reason, the UPA has asked the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA) to intensify controls of compliance with the Law of the food chain.

Agroseguro will compensate with 12.6 million to Castilla-La Mancha for damages in vinification grapes

Agroseguro will compensate with more than 75 million euros the damages in grapes of vinification caused in all the national territory, mainly by hail and frost, after the estimates of this insurer by this type of sinister. Of this amount, a total of 12.6 million euros will be paid to farmers in the Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha, which accounts for 17% of the aid granted at the national level. Payments of compensation for early harvest varieties will commence on 21st September.

AVA-ASAJA estimates a million euros of losses for hailstones in 700ha of vine, olive and almond trees

The intense storm of hail that discharged in the afternoon of Wednesday, September 6th, in the region of Utiel-Requena has caused damages worth one million euros in an area of ​​700 hectares of cultivation of vineyard, olive and almond tree, according to the estimates of the Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA). The municipal terms that have been more punished have been Jaraguas, Venta del Moro, Villargordo del Cabriel and Casas del Rey.

 La Mancha cooperatives predict that the harvest will be 22% lower than the last

Responsible for cooperative wineries in the main producing areas of Castilla-La Mancha have analyzed on 5th September in Alcázar de San Juan the evolution of the current harvest, currently in its equator, and estimated that it will pay out a total of 19 million of hectoliters, a production 22% lower than last season. They also took advantage of this meeting to exchange views on the first references of market prices.