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Lecture 8 – VA Vineyard ViewFilmed 10/18/2016 at Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research & Extension Center (AREC)in Winchester, VAoHarvest season – almost over – average harvest this yearoDr. Tony Wolf – State viticulturalist of VirginiaForemost expert on all grapesAVERAGE HARVEST. Has been a warmer season than average, particularly nighttimetemperaturesoLot of rain about 3 weeks ago to bring it downoDon’t have quite the color development in cabernet sauvignonoPetitie manseng – principle wine in WinchesterPretty good qualityTritus development on thatSince in northern part of Virginia, late augustlate October is a normal harvest timeo33-34 hundred growing daysoCooler than Charlottesville areaRipe lateroWe have harvested as late as early November1992 really cool yearIn Virginia, harvest starts late augustoPino grigio, Muscat, pinot noir, chardonnay in more southern regions, end ofaugustoThis year, some producers were harvest deep reds in late August (very early) butdue to warmer summerHot season throughout the stateoIf you were lucky enough to get a good harvest before the heavy rain inSeptember, you had a great harvesto6 inches of rain in 3rdweek of September in a 4 day periodo2-2.5 weeks of great ripening fter the rainfalloAs a result of the rain, there is a lot of botrytis – a fungus that causes rotIn the USA as a whole, wider rangeo

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Term
Spring
Professor
BOYER
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Cabernet Sauvignon, California wine

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