Cold Weather Affects Local Vineyards

April 10, 2007

The frigid weather is taking its toll on local crops. Some are estimating a loss of 50 to 85 percent of their grapes.

And it's not over yet. Freezing temperatures had winemakers working throughout the night to salvage what they could.

"You had to do all you could and we'll see how effective we were in a week or so" said Stephen Barnard, Keswick Vineyards Winemaker.

Keswick estimates their losses at $50 to $100 thousand.

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