Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Grapes-in-a-Vineyard-in-France-27MZIFLOK0LB.htmlConceptually similarGrapes in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFECompleted★★★★Wine Maker in His Vineyard in FranceGP01UFDCompleted★★★★Detail of a Grape in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFCCompleted★★★★Detail of a Grapes' Leaf in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFACompleted★★★★Detail of a Grapes' Leaf in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFBCompleted★★★★A Bottle of Wine in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFRCompleted★★★★A Bottle of Wine in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFUCompleted★★★★Grapes in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFNCompleted★★★★Grapes in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFOCompleted★★★★View AllGP01UFFGrapes in a Vineyard in FranceFrench wine maker Philippe Valette touches the grapes in his vineyard.If temperatures increase beyond 2°C, France will be faced with a runaway geographical displacement of both its natural and cultivated ecosystems, and the effects on the sustainability of wine production will be catastrophic for the local industry.Locations:Bourgogne-Chaintre-Europe, West Europe-FranceDate:26 Aug, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / Pierre GleizesMaximum size:3473px X 2311pxKeywords:Agricultural products-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Close ups-Day-Fruits-Grapes-Hands-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-VineyardsShoot:Climate Change Effects on Wine in FranceThis documentation shows how France, famous for its unique wine varieties, stands to lose an important part of its cultural heritage as rising temperatures impact vineyards. Unless world leaders can ensure an ambitious deal on climate change at the upcoming United Nations summit in Copenhagen, French wines face a grim future. French wine production is a climatically sensitive endeavor and is at great risk from environmental change. For optimum quality each variety (like Chardonnay or Pinot Noir) is grown in specific regions within narrow climatic variability. But the climate is changing now. The average annual temperature has significantly increased, leading to major shifts in the wine production calendar. In 2003, many French vineyards experienced changes and the grapes produced had undesirable characteristics. Scientists predict that at the end of this century half of all summers could be like the summer of 2003.