Ideal grape growing season for eastern U.S. vintners

on 17/11/10 at 12:00 am

Wine

Wine makers have good reason to raise a glass this year. A hot, dry, summer has led to some of the best grape growing conditions in recent memory, with wine makers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York recording record years.

“It might be the vintage of the decade,” said Randy Biehl, owner of Eveningside Vineyards in Cambria N.Y., in the Niagara wine growing region.

The ideal grape-growing season has helped growers in the three-state region rebound from a soaking wet summer in 2009.

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