The Irrigation of grapevines in Europe – an update on existing legislation

In viticulture (grape vine cultivation and wine making), the term Irrigation has a negative connotation and in “old” Europe it was often associated with high yields and thus the wines would be of low quality. Irrigation has long been considered to be the preserve of the vineyards of the New World, but global warming is bringing about a change of attitude among more traditional vine growers.


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