More than a million visitors make their way to Virginia every year to enjoy our wine. And, when it comes to a quality harvest, weather is crucial.
This year, conditions we just right and according to the folks at Chateau Morrisette in Floyd County. Vintner Rick Hall says , while this year’s yield is down by 25%, the flavors produced by this harvest will be extra bold thanks to Mother Nature.
“When the weather cooperates, all the factors come into play you get a nice concentration of the flavors in the grapes and we saw that for the most part this year because early on we had a light amount of rain but not too much so the grapes developed properly and are very well concentrated with flavors,” he said.
This year’s harvest wrapped up about 3 weeks early this year thanks to an early spring.