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Extremely cold temperatures putting vineyards in Ontario in peril, warns CCOVI

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Brock University’s CCOVI Vine Alert program is warning Ontario grape growers of the extreme low temperatures moving into the province and the potential for damage to grape vines. Continue reading

The winters of discontent: A cruel blow to Ontario wineries

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Beginning Note: This story was first published in Quench wine magazine and was written prior to the devastating frost earlier this spring in most wine regions of Ontario. Continue reading

Deep Freeze in Wine Country: Putting grape bud survival rates into perspective

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Ontario is in the midst of yet another deep freeze this week, with the worst of it coming Wednesday, at least in Niagara, with lows predicted to approach -30 C. Continue reading

Ontario Wine Vintage Charts for 1998-2014

harvest sliderMother Nature is cruel and never has she been more cruel than in 2014. We are still seeing the effects of the brutal winter and so-called polar vortex that swept through the vineyards of Ontario, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Continue reading

Rosewood says a tearful goodbye to Semillon and much of its Merlot

semmtwoWith nearly a quarter of all their estate vines laid waste by the polar vortex episode of 2014, Rosewood Estates on the Beamsville Bench has had to make some hard decisions. Continue reading

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