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California Wineries on High Alert as Dry Summer Looms

on 05/05/14 at 8:56 am


imagesThree months after a drought state of emergency was declared in California, things have steadied temporarily for grape growers, but there is still a long way to go in the season.

“Although we have had some rain, and things have improved a bit, we are still on high alert,” said Steve McIntyre, president and founder of Monterey Pacific Vineyards.

This time of year is being described as the calm before the summer, according to another vineyard owner.