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Winemakers Warming to Reality of Climate Change

November 21, 2019

Written by Robert Smith × November 20, 2019 Napa, Calif. — Droughts. Soaking winters. Heat waves. Wildfires. The last several years have whipsawed West Coast winemakers such as David Graves, who produces that oh-so-delicate of varietals, pinot noir. It is also prompting vintners to ponder whether climate change — once seen as distant concern — …
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Vintners: Oregon Wine Industry will have to Adapt to Climate Change

October 30, 2019

“The Willamette Valley isn’t a region that bakes the heck out of things and gives you big, forward, unidimensional wines,” Peterson-Nedry said. “Because we are in a cooler climate than most, we are a canary in the coal mine, so to speak. We see things earlier as far as climate is concerned.”

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Aging Pinot | Make room in your cellar for the Oregon wine icon

October 1, 2019

Harry Peterson-Nedry of RR Winery and Ridgecrest Vineyards says, “The climate is as close to a bona fide cool climate as we can get in this era of climate change, which means gentle ripening with retained acidity and ripe — but not overripe — fruit, meaning balance.  And that is key to aging. Older vines help also, having deep root systems that search for water and trace elements in the sedimentary and volcanic soils.”

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Harry Peterson-Nedry Discusses Climate Change & Sustainability

September 18, 2019

Harry believes that grape growing is an industry that can serve as a “canary in the coalmine” on climate change. “The wine industry will see and has seen first, changes in the climate that were predicted. We can validate that. We have validated it for the past 20 years.”

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