1.WINE PRODUCTION AND AREA UNDER VINES IN ITALY
The universes of the various institutions used by us for the elaborations (FEDERDOC, VALORITALIA, ISTAT, AGEA, ISMEA and others) are different; the practice of downgrading from higher to lower categories due to the dynamism of the market generates further discrepancies.
Table 5.1 Wine Production and Area by Region summarizes data from recent years.
The following table 5.2 National wine production/ha - vineyard - trend summarizes the historical and forecast mega-trends for the whole of Italy and for the macro-areas North, Center, South A and South B, both for areas under vines and for wine production.
TREND: Production (hl) vineyard (ha) Italy