Warm Weather Could Mean Problems for Winemakers - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and...

As that mercury rises, so do fears at local vineyards. That's because unseasonably warm weather can trick the vines into thinking it's spring. Full Story
Guy Fawkes

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jan 31, 2012
AW shucks, he'll just have to go down and file an insurance claim to recoup his losses. Insurance bought and paid for by us the tax payers who fork over his costs of operations thru tax breaks and credits. Breaks my heart.
Bug Juice

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Feb 1, 2012
Winegrowers needn't worry - the only direction for the quality of Virginia wine is up!
zZz

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Feb 1, 2012
Bug Juice wrote:
Winegrowers needn't worry - the only direction for the quality of Virginia wine is up!
Agree on most of the reds - but definitely not the whites.
LMAO

Petersburg, VA

#4 Feb 1, 2012
FEMA to the rescue !!
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Feb 1, 2012
Wow, another excuse for Kluge/Moses to screw up the winery they run...and they don't even own it now!
R.I.P.: Mickie Most
torch

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Feb 1, 2012
Gee I guess trump will get more bailout money
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Feb 1, 2012
between the warm weather and land tax breaks the millionaires have it tough
Grego from the past

Eagle Rock, VA

#8 Feb 1, 2012
Gosh I'm not sorry for the warm weather, sure is good on my heating bill, I'm also not sorry for these Millionaires that can't have a bumper crop of grapes, also not sorry for the ski slope people, darn what a shame, I wonder if these fancy people with the vinyards and the slopes worry about the guy that's been layed off his job and can't find another. Just another day with sunshine and plenty of rain, always need water to drink, who gives a crapola about your grapes. My grape vine will do great for harvesting for jelly.
tasting room employee

Lynchburg, VA

#9 Feb 2, 2012
Wow, strange comments. Most of the local wineries (including the one mentioned here) are not owned by millionaires and instead are struggling to survive each year. Furthermore, most don't receive any kind of insurance or government money for losing their crop due to weather. Yes, a couple of wineries have been bought out by millionaires (upon going bankrupt), but most are owned by regular people just trying to make a living and, as with any farming industry, they are really dependent on weather to keep producing wine, bringing tourist and tax money into our community, and employing a large number of people who are dependent on them to support our families.

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