harvesting the vines

Harvesting the Vines

Due to the sweltering hot spring and summer of 2022, harvesting the vines that surround Aix-en-Provence began in mid-August which is about one month earlier than usual. Yet expectations are that this year’s vine harvest will yield a good quality vintage due to the unseasonably dry heat. Overall, wine production is anticipated to increase 16% over last year (which was impacted by frost and mildew) and come in 3% above the 5-year average. Unfortunately other crops like corn and potatoes are not likely to fare as well, according to French agricultural officials, as a result of the extreme weather which caused drought conditions across much of the country.