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Warm weather could mean earlier harvest for the wine industry

The warm weather could be good for local vineyards.

Posted: Feb 7, 2018 5:09 PM
Updated: Feb 8, 2018 10:53 AM

SAGINAW, Ore.-- Wine lovers might be in luck this year. Some vineyards expect to see grapes bloom early which could lead to an early harvest. 

Scott Byler, the owner of the Saginaw Vineyard, said this year the fruit could bloom as early as the end of March. It normally starts on April 15.

He said the warmer weather has been good for the grapes at his vineyard, which is also good for business since it helps them produce quality wines.


"Wine lovers are in luck," Byler said. "This warm season, think springtime, think summertime, think some great cool ones."

Byler said it could impact other vineyards differently, making it harder to grow certain types of grapes like Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
If the weather gets colder, Byler said it won't hurt the grapes. He said the grapes are dormant right now, and the cold weather can only hurt them once they have buds. 

Additionally, he said at the Saginaw Vineyard, they have an irrigation system in place that prevents the frost or cold weather from hurting the grapes.

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