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Climate Change Expert Addresses Changing World and Sustainable Wine Production

November 19, 2019

Data indicate temperatures in global wine regions have increased 1.5 to 3.8 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 50 to 100 years. In Jones' home wine region, the Willamette Valley, known for its Pinot Noir wines, he noted that growers might experience a rise in temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees Fahrenheit between 2040 and 2060, based on his latest research. Other varieties will be more suitable for the region, according to his models.