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Federal government to assess Ohio wine grape losses

July 03, 2014

On July 9, representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture will tour local wineries to assess the damage done to local wine grapes by this past winter's extreme weather. All Northeastern Ohio Wineries from Avon east to the Pennsylvania line suffered deep losses to the wine grape crop. "There was a 100-percent crop loss for 2014 for all vinifera wine varieties." says Doniella Winchell, Executive Director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.