Bumper Wine Grape Crop in Texas
After a second warm winter in a row and earlier than normal tornados and hail in late March, Texas enjoyed a grape growing season that was quite nice, with no "untimely" rains or other widespread problems, said Justin Scheiner, assistant professor and extension viticulture specialist in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University. Fran Pontasch, viticultural program specialist for the Gulf Coast region of Texas, told Wines & Vines that growers in that region harvested a "bumper crop," especially for white grapes such as Blanc du Bois.
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