Wine makers concerned about drought's effect on grapes

Wine grapes.
January 28, 2014 12:33:48 PM PST
Napa Valley wine-makers held a news conference to talk about the affect the drought is having on their crops.

Grape growers say they should have received nearly 15 inches of rainfall between July of last year and now. Instead, they've had less than three inches. It's making for the driest growing season since 1976 and could mean fewer grapes on the vine.

Growers are glad there are showers in the forecast, but they need more.

Wine-makers say the quality of the grapes should be as good as last year's, as long as there is enough groundwater.

But if it stays this dry, it could reduce the quantity and quality of the grapes next year.


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