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In France, there were about 11,000 fewer wine estates in 2020 than in 2010, which means a decline of 16 percent within ten years. According to the currently published data of the French Ministry of Agriculture, the number of wineries in 2020 was only 59,000.

According to the figures, a winery cultivates an average of 19 hectares, which corresponds to an increase of three hectares in ten years (+19 %). According to the ministry's statistics, the number of small and medium-sized wineries with a turnover of 25,000 to 250,000 euros per year has declined the most (-21 %). Most of these businesses had closed for reasons of age. This trend will continue in the coming years: According to the census, the number of farms with winegrowers under 40 years of age has remained stable, while the share of producers over 60 years of age has increased by 5 per cent - and now accounts for a total of 25 per cent of farms.

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