SLO County Wineries News

Friday, October 24, 2008

Late Spring Freeze Shrinks '08 Harvest

Here's a nice story from Pacific Coast Business News on this year's grape harvest in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

According to the story, "... this year’s grape harvest in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties will likely be down as much as 30 to 40 percent because of a spring freeze and later heat waves."

However, "A smaller crop isn’t categorically bad news. Less fruit means more flavor per berry and a tastier vintage."

Linked here:

Crush time – Wineries rush to process smaller grape harvest