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Rain and windy weather causing problems for North Coast wine grape growers

May 21, 2019

Because of the pelting rains and accompanying windy conditions, chardonnay and pinot noir grapes have the greatest chance to suffer from shatter, the term used by vintners when a grapevine's delicate flowers don't pollinate and develop into grapes. The Carneros, Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley growing regions have seen those grape varieties already in bloom