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Researcher Chelsy Villarroel examines young Verona grapevines as part of an experiment at Mountain View Vineyard near Stroudsburg, Pa.

When Randy and Linda Rice, owners of Mountain View Vineyard, expanded their vineyards onto a 100-acre farm southwest of Stroudsburg in northeastern Pennsylvania, they wanted to be as sustainable as possible.

The projected drop is largely a result of terrible frosts and heatwave that hit France, Spain and Italy this spring and summer.

“The dynamics of the current market are unprecedented,” Kevin Wilson, Kingsland’s buying controller for South America and South Africa, reveals, with reference to the OIV-estimated 10% global vintage shortfall in 2017.

The expansion covers most of Pennsylvania south of the Pocono Mountains and east of the Susquehanna River.

When the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture first confirmed in 2014 that the invasive species known as the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) had been found in Berks County, Pa., the department set up a quarantine zone of seven municipalities in an attempt to control spread of the insects.

A section of Shiraz planted in 1883 in Grampians Estate’s Garden Gully vineyard at Great Western with the tell-tale signs of the damage that occurred from the 4 November frost.

Vineyards in the Grampians wine region in western Victoria and Coonawarra region in South Australia have suffered up to 100% damage from a black frost which hit in the early hours of Saturday 4 November. There are also reports of frost damage in SA’s Padthaway region.

Grapes have been growing along the steep slopes of Germany's Mosel River for centuries. Now global warming is shifting the timing of the harvest. Photo Credit: Daniella Cheslow

Johannes Selbach's family has made wine in Germany's Mosel Valley for four centuries, and he spares little of the history on a tour of his vineyards. He has had three soil profiles extracted from the ground and mounted on the wall of his winery.