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The Plenary of the Jumilla PDO Regulatory Council agrees to reduce and eliminate quotas for winegrowers (16/09/2020)

| Quotas for vineyards with the lowest yields are eliminated | Yesterday, the Ordinary Plenary Session of the Regulatory Council of the Jumilla Protected Designation of Origin was held, dedicated to the 2020 Harvest Campaign in the Jumilla PDO.

Given the health situation that keeps Jumilla in flexible phase 1, the meeting took place electronically. The main point of the day was about the plantation quotas, initially frozen in the 2020 budgets.

Given the extraordinary situation, it has been decided to make an effort, agreeing to the total elimination of extensive plantation quotas, in order to improve the economic profitability of the winegrowers who work plots in this regime, as well as protect the traditional vineyard, with very low yields, in dry land and glass, intensive in labor, and with high potential to produce quality wine, whose rhythm of Start-up is a concern for the Regulatory Council. In the case of intensive plantations, a reduction was also agreed, in this case of 50% of the quotas, and as an exceptional measure to alleviate the cash situation of the wineries, an extension of the payment period on protected products was agreed.

It was already in force since January, extending it until December 2020. The entire plenary session of the Regulatory Council considers that these resolutions do not solve the problems of loss of traditional low-yield vineyards in the Denomination of Origin, so it has been decided to start a joint work project by all the members of the Protected Denomination of Origin Jumilla for the implementation of measures to revalue and safeguard the traditional vineyard in the Jumilla PDO, and ensure its profitability. In another of the issues held in this plenary session, the progress of the maximum authorized yield controls was reported, which have been reinforced this year with the incorporation of six field inspectors.

It has also been reported the beginning of the inspection of the arrival of grapes in the winery. Join the Save Our Land platform Finally, the president of the Regulatory Council has confirmed the adhesion of the Jumilla PDO to the "Save our Earth" platform, an association recently established with the aim of preventing the installation of macro-farms in Jumilla. The platform aims to protect, among other crops, the vineyards covered by the Jumilla PDO, many of them ecological, from facilities that may pose a serious problem that may lead to significant economic losses, and from sustainable development, tourism and the protection and conservation of the aquifers. The proposal has been accepted by the Plenary together with the memory and letter of adhesion, thinking not only of the municipality of Jumilla, but of the entire territory of the PDO.

Source: DOP Jumilla

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