Constant cold weather damaging Ontario vineyards

Posted by Richard Thirumaran on

TORONTO – The constant cold temperatures and recurring polar vortexes have wreaked havoc on Ontario’s vineyards.

As temperatures plunge, wine growers in Niagara region are trying to get an idea of how much they’ve lost due to the cold weather.

“I’m thinking we’re probably down to at least 50 per cent across the board,” Greg Wertsch from Between the Lines Winery said in an interview Monday. “We might be a little bit higher on our hybrids but we’re definitely almost wiped out on the merlot.” 

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