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Niagara to produce lowest amount of ice wine in decades

January 5, 2021  By Fruit and Vegetable

While the long, warm fall was helpful for harvest and fieldwork, ice wine producers in the Niagara region are in need of colder temperatures. Despite a stellar summer for grapes, the loss of tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant surplus ice wine from previous years. This led to less than one-third of the annual average earmarked for ice wine harvest – the lowest amount in at least 20 years. Some producers are skipping the winter harvest altogether.

The upshot is, the 2020 ice wine vintage will be in short supply, likely raising the price it can ask. |READ MORE


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