Finger Lakes Vines Damaged by Frost
Apr 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
After a brief but devastating spell of unusually frigid weather in January, many vineyards in the Finger Lakes region of northern New York State suffered severe damage. But despite some cases of 95 percent primary bud kill, winery and vineyard owners are hopeful they can salvage 2003 production of near-normal levels through careful vine management.Vitis labrusca and hybrid varietals sustained significantly less cold weather damage, but Vitis vinifera varietals--which wineries in the region are m...
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