Recently, the Consorzio Vini Venezia (Venice Wine Region Association) released its report on the region's 2020 data.
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The report shows that the Venice Wine Region Association bottled 79,833.72 hectoliters of wine from January to November 2020, an increase of 17% compared to the same period in 2019 (68,559.54 hectoliters were bottled in the region from January to November 2019) and a 4.4% increase in revenue year-on-year. This positive growth was driven by the strong presence of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Cabernet wines in the appellation.
Stefano Quaggio, head of the Venezia Wine Region Association, said: bottlings of Venezia DOC Pinot Grigio, which includes both the classic style of dry Pinot Grigio and Pinot Grigio rosé, were up 30.4% compared to the same period in 2019. In addition, bottlings of Venezia DOC Chardonnay were up 4.3% and Venezia DOC Cabernet Sauvignon were up 2%. Despite the impact of the epidemic, our appellation achieved an encouraging growth, confirming the positive demand for our wines in the market.
Commenting on the reasons for the growth in such a difficult year, Stefano Quaggio said: "Based on the monthly market observation data, we have noticed a good trend in the large distribution channels (GDO) for wine products throughout the Venezia DOC. High-quality wines remain very attractive in this market.