The three countries, according to a Eurostat report, accounted for 38.7% of vineyards in 2020.
Vineyards in the EU exceeded 2 million in 2020, which translates into 3.2 million hectares of vines. According to recent data published by Eurostat, three countries account for 75% (74.9%) of the area of vineyards in Europe. They are Spain, France and Italy, which also have about two fifths (38.7%) of vineyards.
The vast majority (82.4%) of EU vineyards in 2020 were dedicated to the production of grapes for quality wine. In other words, products with a protected designation of origin (2.1 million hectares, equivalent to 65.3% of EU vineyards) and products with a protected geographical indication (0.5 million hectares, equivalent to 17.1%).
Between 2015 and 2020, says Eurostat, there were sharp reductions in the number of vineyards in several Member States, but especially in Portugal. The neighbouring country suffered a loss of 98,000 farms, while Italy was dismissed from 78,000 and Spain from 34,000.