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California Grapevines Budding Out

March 25, 2014

The warmest winter on record is officially over, and a potentially long, dry growing season has begun. How is the weird weather affecting California vineyards? With the help of regional association directors, Wines & Vines took a virtual zigzag down the state this week, asking grapegrowers about bud break, frost threat and potential mitigation, and their outlook for the year ahead. Look for dispatches from other California locations later this week.