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Southern Oregon's wine grapes get 'serious hang time'

October 22, 2013

With 2.76 inches of rain, the Rogue Valley had its second-wettest September on record, exceeded only by 4.22 inches in 1977. But a long, hot and dry summer, followed by September's unusual weather - brief storms followed by days of warmth and wind before the next storm - created nearly ideal conditions for Southern Oregon wine grapes.