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The wine industry’s battle with climate change Vineyards deal with drought, temperature swings and fruit that ripens too early.

Rosé India

  Winery owner Brent Helleckson’s hands flew among his budding grapevines, pruning off bits of cane as a spring breeze ruffled the plastic tape keeping the vines trellised to wires. Cut spurs, their ends as green as the grassy aisles between rows, glistened with sap flowing to the buds that had survived the winter. On the other side of Western Colorado’s North Fork Valley, snow lingered on mountain peaks, a reminder of the wintery weather that circumscribes the vineyard’s operations. “In theory we’re done with frost now,” Helleckson said. “But I wouldn’t bet on it.” In a warming West, areas where wine grapes are growing at the limit of their cold tolerance may see a respite from frigid, plant-damaging winters. But other changes, including droughts, erratic swings in temperature, and earlier ripening may make viticulture more difficult even in cooler locations like Western Colorado. Warmer areas, meanwhile, including parts of California, may become too hot for the high-quality wine grapes that thrived there in the past. Thanks to the resilient nature of grapevines and the growing demand for regional wine, experts don’t expect vineyards to disappear from the West. However, which varieties are grown where, and at what cost, will likely continue to shift in the coming decades.

Sauvignon Blanc India

Viticulturists in Western Colorado must contend with winter temperatures cold enough to damage grapevines. While a warmer climate may ease that risk, problems like drought and erratic swings in weather may get worse in the coming decades.

Chenin Blanc India



Photo by: Matthew Molchen Angelo and Gaia Gaja's family wine company has partnered with Alberto Graci in Sicily.

Cabernet Shiraz India

helped lead Italy’s quality wine movement , announced this week that he is investing on Sicily’s Mount Etna by forming a joint venture with Etna producer Alberto Graci .

Rosé India

Gaja, 77, and Graci, 41, purchased 51 acres together on the active volcano’s southwest face in Biancavilla. The site includes about 27 acres of vineyards in production with Etna indigenous varieties Carricante and Nerello Mascalese. The winemakers plan to plant another 10 acres, and eventually build a winery for their new company, Graci told Wine Spectator .

Sauvignon Blanc India



Representatives of Bay View Wine Trail-affiliated wineries gather for an association meeting hosted by Mackinaw Trail Winery in Petoskey. Pictured (from left) are John Wysokinski of Rudbeckia Farm &Winery, Connor Dennis of Walloon Lake Winery, Christi Peterson of Maple Moon Sugarbush &Winery, Ben Dark of Harbor Springs Vineyard & Winery, Sara McGuire of The Cellars of Royal Farms, Tracie and Andy Roush of Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery, Geoff Frey of Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery, Ralph Stabile of Mackinaw Trail Winery and Sid VanValkenburgh of Seasons of the North Winery.

Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine)

Representatives of Bay View Wine Trail-affiliated wineries gather for an association meeting hosted by Mackinaw Trail Winery in Petoskey. Pictured (from left) are John Wysokinski of Rudbeckia Farm &Winery, Connor Dennis of Walloon Lake Winery, Christi Peterson of Maple Moon Sugarbush &Winery, Ben Dark of Harbor Springs Vineyard & Winery, Sara McGuire of The Cellars of Royal Farms, Tracie and Andy Roush of Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery, Geoff Frey of Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery, Ralph Stabile of Mackinaw Trail Winery and Sid VanValkenburgh of Seasons of the North Winery.

Cabernet Shiraz India

While they’re business competitors with one another, nine wineries around Emmet, Antrim and Cheboygan counties see reasons to work as a team in some regards.

Rosé India



If you're looking to expand your wine knowledge in a casual and fun setting, make plans to join Brooks Wines for one of their Sunday Sommelier Series events with Brooks Sommelier Jess Pierce.

Chenin Blanc

eserve a local hotel room to view the August total solar eclipse, there are still options to enjoy the event – and they involve wine.

Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine)

Several Mid-Willamette Valley wineries will open their vineyards for camping and eclipse viewing for the Aug. 21 event, with packages including wine tasting, meals and weekend-long stays.

Cabernet Shiraz India



A mix of clouds and sun early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. High 47F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph..

Sauvignon Blanc

Tonight Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low 39F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

Chenin Blanc

Much of the Corn and Wheat Belts received a blast of heavy rains or even snow this week, leaving planting equipment idle in the shed.

Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine)



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