Bordeaux hit by hail storm damages up to 20,000 Ha of vineyard
A 10-minute hailstorm last Friday is thought to have caused damage to up to 20,000 hectares of vineyards in Bordeaux.
Some 7,000 hectares of vines in Entre-deux-Mers have been stripped of their entire crop, with Bernard Farges, president of the CIVB, describing the storm as “brutal” and “intense”. Stéphane Defraine, president of the Entre-deux-Mers Winegrowers Union, believes the storm has cost local growers in the region of £17m.
Château Bonnet, owned by André Lurton, lost virtually all of its 300 hectares to the storm, while Gavin Quinney of Château Bauduc lost “at least 50%” of his crop.