Maryland: Growers report best harvest ever
on 29/12/10 at 4:35 pmWine
Grape growers from around Maryland are reporting “one of the best harvests on record” for 2010, officials with the Maryland Wineries Association said in a statement. This year was “certainly a great year in terms of fruit quality,” said Kevin Atticks, the association’s executive director.
“No year is predictable,” Atticks said, while adding that the “quality of the grapes was way up because of the heat and lack of rainfall.”
While Richard Seibert saw roughly the same amount of grapes per acre at his winery this year as he did in 2009, he doubled the amount of acres with grapes.