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Dry Weather Good for Local Wineries

By: CBS19
By: CBS19

July 13th, 2007

The recent heat wave may not be good for all plants, but local winery owners are happy that it's good for their crops.

Lew Parker owns the Willowcroft Winery in Loudoun County. He says that the dry conditions in Virginia are good for the wine, and drought improves the wine's flavor.

But it's not all good news. When wildlife in the area has a hard
time finding food because of drought conditions, they make their
way into the vineyard.

Deer, birds and even bears have been seen in the vineyard because of the grapes and juice.

Virginia wineries are small but recently have gained recognition
and are growing in popularity.


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