Over the past 20 years, Bulgaria’s grape planting area has decreased by more than half

Bulgaria’s National Radio reported on September 6 that according to the data of Bulgaria’s national viticulture Association, due to short-sighted policies, the area of protected vineyards has decreased by 80% in the past 20 years, from 1.6 million acres to 300000 acres.

Bulgaria is the only country that does not impose a surcharge on this traditional crop because wine grapes are not considered fruit and cannot be subsidized like other fruits and vegetables. The lack of subsidies makes grape cultivation unattractive, and there are a large number of cheap grapes from neighbouring countries in the market.

Source: Economic and Commercial Department of the Embassy in the Republic of Bulgaria

Post time: Sep-10-2021