Piedmont Wine Lexicon - H

hectare

The hectare is the usual measure in the wine industry. The term is of Greek origin (“hekatón” = 100) and was taken from French. The French had reassembled the term with the prefixes “hecto” = 100 and “are” = area). Thus, one hectare corresponds to the amount of space of 100 meters and thus 10,000 m². The unit of measurement was adopted by the Comité International des Poids et Mesures (CIPM) in 1879 and became the predominant international unit of measurement.

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