The German wine harvest is expected to yield 10.13m hectolitres of wine must in 2004, an increase of 22.2% on last year.

According to data from a provisional harvest forecast, the Federal Statistical Office, Destatis, said that the average wine yield per hectare in Germany is expected to increase by 18.8 hl per hectare to 103.1 hl per hectare in 2004.

White wine must will make up close to 65.5% of harvest, the data suggests. In 2003 white must had a 66.9% share in 2003.

The share of red must in the 2004 wine harvest is estimated to increase to 34.5% from 33.1% in 2003.