Monday, August 23, 2010

Southern Arizona Vineyards See Huge Losses From Last Week's Hailstorm

Posted By on Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Wine-industry magazine Wines and Vines has a roundup of how Callaghan Vineyards, Canelo Hills Vineyard and Kief-Joshua Vineyard are dealing with the damage caused by last week’s hailstorm:

Elgin, Ariz. — A freak hailstorm stripped ripening grapes and foliage from winegrape vines in this high-elevation viticultural center south of Tucson last weekend. Growers in the affected area are struggling to salvage even a fraction of their 2010 vintage, already squeezed by an untimely freeze April 30.

Read the whole thing here.

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