Global wine production is forecast to fall to its lowest level in over 50 years due to the terrible frosts that struck Europe’s wine producing powerhouses earlier this year.
David Minick, the vice president for vineyards at Precept Wines, explains why he invested in three half-million-dollar mechanical harvesters. "They pay for themselves," he says.
Wine production in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay has suffered losses due to incessant rains in March, bringing down its total production from 2016’s 42,000 tonnes to 33,000 tonnes in 2017.
As wildfires continue to burn throughout northern California, the forecast of rain later this week has offered hope of relief to those that have seen their wineries and homes destroyed.
Palmaz Vineyards staff harvests Cabernet as estate smolders.
Members of the Palmaz Vineyards picking crew encountered an unwelcome guest as they arrived at the property early Monday. The Atlas Fire first reported Sunday at 9:20 p.m. was encroaching on the family-owned property in the Coombsville AVA. In a moment, the vineyard workers became firefighters.