Russia aims to double its total grape harvest by 2022, in order to fully meet the needs of domestic winemaking in raw materials, according to recent statements of Alexander Tkachev, Russia’s Minister of Agriculture.
Over the past 30 years, Russia’s grape harvest has gradually declined, along with its vineyard surface area. In 1990, the area under vine in Russia was 212,200 ha; last year it was 87,600 ha. Over the same period, the total grape harvest in Russia declined by more than 40%, to a mere 551,700 tonnes.
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www.meininger.de 12/10/2017 | Russia announces ambitious domestic wine plans