Winter Weather Harmed Ohio Wines

Apr 25, 2014


A winter damage survey report from Ohio State University researchers shows the extreme subzero temperatures devastated the 2014 vintage of some varieties of wine grapesĀ and caused an estimatedĀ 4 million dollars in damage to Ohio wineries.

Ohio's winemakers are preparing to ask for federal assistance. The report says the weather caused a projected loss of 97 percent of the 2014 crop of grape varieties used to make wines like chardonnay, riesling and pinot noir. The report is based on a survey of 62 grape producers in 35 Ohio counties.