The court also claims that the impact of grubbing up
was limited as other accompanying measures, such as green harvesting (aid for destroying unripe grapes), were less effective than expected.
Spain, which submitted the largest requests in terms of grubbing up
(98,115 ha,a 9% of Iberian vineyards) will, in fact, receive the most substantial budget (236 million to eliminate 45,000 ha of vines).
EUROPEAN Union (EU) wine makers have attacked European Commission proposals to reform the EU wine common market regime--targeting with hostility plans to increase grubbing up
. All participants at a European Parliament hearing agreed the EU wine system needs change, given current over-production and poor sales.