Cold Nights in North West Coast are Hitting Vineyards Hard

April 24, 2008

Cold nights across the North West Coast are hitting vineyards throughout the region hard.

After a long string of unseasonably low nighttime temperatures, officials estimate as much as 10 to 15 percent of Sonoma County’s $400 million crop has been lost to frost damage.

The cold weather is also hurting vineyards in Mendocino and Lake counties, where damage to the crop is expected to be about 20 percent.

In Napa County, a spokesman for Napa Valley Vintners says there has been little damage because most growers have adequate frost protection.

Source: The Press Democrat.

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