OREANDA-NEWS  Storms and heavy rains that hit the south of Russia and the Black Sea coast will not affect the condition of vineyards, industry representatives told RIA Novosti.

"I don't see any threats, in any case, I haven't heard from anywhere that something bad was loze from this storm. We had strong winds (during this period - ed.) and so there were, and there are - just now their strength is associated with the excitement at sea. From the point of view of grapes, I have no questions about the weather," said Leonid Popovich, president of the Union of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Russia.

He noticed that the vine is now without leaves, and even if it is blocked by the wind, it will rise anyway - "everything is fine, absolutely no threats."

The press service of the Abrau-Durso group of companies, Russia's largest producer of sparkling wines, in turn also stated that there is "nothing critical" for the vineyards.