Viticulture Program

HARVEST AND SEASON SUMMARY

Vintage 2021 has been challenging, with many ups and downs. However, on balance, it has been a good year for many Nebraska growers and wineries. Reports of crop reduction or loss caused by herbicide drift, hail and birds have been frequent, but balanced by excellent crops, especially with many of the white wine grapes such as Edelweiss, La Crescent, Frontenac Gris and Itasca. Many feared that the extreme cold temperatures experienced in February would have resulted in trunk, cordon, and bud damage, but this fear was mostly unrealized, probably because of the gradual hardening that occurred in the preceding autumn months.

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Paul Read

Paul Read

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