Lecture 8 - VA Vineyard View.docx - Lecture 8 \u2013 VA Vineyard View Filmed at Alson H Smith Jr Agricultural Research Extension Center(AREC in Winchester

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Lecture 8 – VA Vineyard View Filmed 10/18/2016 at Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research & Extension Center (AREC) in Winchester, VA o Harvest season – almost over – average harvest this year o Dr. Tony Wolf – State viticulturalist of Virginia Foremost expert on all grapes AVERAGE HARVEST. Has been a warmer season than average, particularly nighttime temperatures o Lot of rain about 3 weeks ago to bring it down o Don’t have quite the color development in cabernet sauvignon o Petitie manseng – principle wine in Winchester Pretty good quality Tritus development on that Since in northern part of Virginia, late august late October is a normal harvest time o 33-34 hundred growing days o Cooler than Charlottesville area Ripe later o We have harvested as late as early November 1992 really cool year In Virginia, harvest starts late august o Pino grigio, Muscat, pinot noir, chardonnay in more southern regions, end of august o This year, some producers were harvest deep reds in late August (very early) but due to warmer summer Hot season throughout the state o If you were lucky enough to get a good harvest before the heavy rain in September, you had a great harvest o 6 inches of rain in 3 rd week of September in a 4 day period o 2-2.5 weeks of great ripening fter the rainfall o As a result of the rain, there is a lot of botrytis – a fungus that causes rot In the USA as a whole, wider range o

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