Riesling Gains Ground with New Plantings
Jan 2014 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
While much of the 2013 data regarding White Riesling acreage and tons crushed has yet to be released, numbers from 2011 and 2012 point to a bright future for the grape. In California, growers planted 305 more acres and produced 9,169 more tons. In 2011, White Riesling accounted for 23 percent of all vinifera grapes grown in the Finger Lakes region and some at the Cornell Cooperative Extension believe that number will rise in 2013. In this issue’s Varietal Focus, writer Lance Cutler focuse...
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