Harvest report 2023 – Portugal

2023 harvest at Quinta do Ataíde

Another nail-biter, but this time with higher volumes than 2022, and an overall positive outlook. Above, the 2023 harvest at Quinta do Ataíde.

While Spain and Italy experienced a brutal vintage in 2023, with drought, hail, torrential rains and the associated damage from extreme weather events dropping production overall (and radically in some parts), Portugal came out impressively unscathed. In fact, according to the OIV, it’s one of the few countries in the EU that was able to pull in average or above-average volumes, in a year that’s expected to record the smallest volume of wine production in the last...