What impact has the virus had on the winegrowers of Burgundy?

What impact has the virus had on the winegrowers of Burgundy?


On the one hand, visits to Burgundy wineries by private individuals to buy Burgundy wines were completely absent for almost 2 months.
On the other hand, the restaurants being at a standstill, they have of course stopped their wine orders.
Then export sales were very limited, for the same reasons.

What makes Burgundy different from French wine producers?

Burgundy's wine growers are mostly composed of small family estates (less than 10 hectares on average) whose wines are mainly marketed through the 3 circuits mentioned above, or some of the 3. Apart from the few wine merchants in the region who have other means, such as supermarkets for example, this means almost no income during this period, while the work, on the other hand, remains sustained, the vines being in full growth during this beautiful spring season.

It was time to restart, cash flow is at its lowest and the drop in sales threatens the very existence of many small farms.
One should not hesitate to turn also to mail order and internet sales to support the producers of Burgundy wines!