Replanting Boom is Upon Us
But there are no simple answers: No 'one size fits all' rootstock
Aug 2012 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
In July of 2009, grape grower Andy Beckstoffer presciently told this writer that California vineyards—in the post-phylloxera era—were about to undergo extensive replanting, yet again. The reasons were thus: • We are about two decades out from after-phylloxera plantings, with vines approaching the end of their life cycle; • There will be widespread regeneration due to demand, as the economy improves; • Due to shortfalls in yields over the last couple of vintages, ...
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