Harvest 2018: The Northern Hemisphere

Like most vintages, it’s difficult to sum up the experience of an entire hemisphere in a single sentence… but let’s try! Germany, Hungary and England (among others) named it one of the best vintages ever, while Spain and Portugal suffered at the hands of heavy rainfall; Greece saw drought reach its extremes, while the USA had ideal conditions throughout.

And breathe.

For a more comprehensive delve into the highs and lows of 2018, click the links to our in-depth harvest reports. Or for a top-line summary, take a look at the map below.

England

France

Spain and Portugal

Italy

Rest of Europe

USA

Northern Hemisphere harvest 2018 summary map


A gastronomic love affair began young, where this caviar adoring child ended up chasing Michelin stars as an adolescent. Many meals later, a wine obsession grew. Now, she’s learning fast and delving into the wine world with ambition and a great passion, writing, taking pictures and tasting where she can. @lottiejlevy

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