Get answers, which can include windbreaks and cold-hardy cultivars, in a workshop next week at CFAES’s OSU South Centers in Piketon.
Interviewed during warmer times, Nick Ferrante of northeast Ohio’s Ferrante Winery discusses damage to his grapes and vines from the subzero polar vortex of just over a year ago, in January 2014, and his work with CFAES scientists such as Imed Dami to recover. Related post here. (Video: Chris Dicus, CFAES Communications.)
So this story is about the economic sustainability of Ohio’s $786 million grape and wine industry, the weather- and climate-related sustainability of the state’s valuable but cold-sensitive vinifera grape vines, and the taste-related sustainability of a “nice racy acidity” and a “long pleasing finish” on your palate and that of your Valentine. Check it out (includes links to a short video and a good short summary of how CFAES supports Ohio’s grape growers). (Photo: iStock.)