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Climatic Trends Impacting the Viticultural Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in the Casablanca Valley

Climatic Trends Impacting the Viticultural Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in the Casablanca Valley

In recent times, we have palpably observed the effects of climate change in our region, especially in the wine industry. One of the most notable results of this phenomenon has been the exponential decrease in rainfall over the past years. This trend has exerted significant pressure on the harvest cycle, as it used to be common for work to extend until May, whereas now it barely reaches the end of April. This change has been particularly notable in the closing of the harvest season and all that it entails.

Climate change and the future of the Bordeaux blend.

Climate change and the future of the Bordeaux blend.

Climate change is bringing a shorter vine growing cycle to Bordeaux. The conditions may still be favourable but how to protect the Bordeaux style in the future? Growers already have viticultural and wine making tools to help, but now experimenting with the Bordeaux blend is inviting innovation.

Mendoza deals with climate change exploring higher altitudes

Mendoza deals with climate change exploring higher altitudes

Although climate change currently affects all wine regions in the world, each of them adopts different strategies to confront it.

Some have chosen to implement new varieties that are better adapted to the new climatic conditions, while others, like Mendoza, which have a larger territorial area, are exploring new latitudes and technologies to adapt to the changes.

Diversity – the future of winegrowing

Diversity – the future of winegrowing

Rheinhessen is one of the warmest regions in Germany. Plenty of sunshine, mild winters with only light frosts and nutrient-rich soils have always provided an ideal location for winegrowing. Riesling, Dornfelder, Müller-Thurgau and Portugieser are the main grape varieties grown in the region. These classic grape varieties are dependent on constant climatic conditions in order to thrive and achieve high yields. For this reason, these very grape varieties, that Rheinhessen is well known for and appreciated worldwide, could be the losers of the climate crisis. That is because they are barely able to adapt to the changing climatic conditions and increasing extreme weather events.

Hawke’s Bay culture and wine wrapped into one

Hawke’s Bay culture and wine wrapped into one

Visit Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s Art Deco Capital, and you simply can’t escape the story of the 1931 earthquake that shaped the region. The post-quake rebuild gave the region the gift of Art Deco architecture throughout the cities of Napier and Hastings, and the rerouted rivers left in their wake unrivalled terroir, perfect for full-bodied red wines and complex Chardonnay.