B.C. wine industry projecting 50% fewer wine grapes this year because of winter vine damage

British Columbia’s wine industry is projecting a significant reduction in wine grape production this year because of a prolonged cold snap over the winter that damaged vineyards right across the Okanagan Valley, the province’s main wine producing region. 

Initial projections by Wine Growers B.C. forecast a 39 to 56 per cent drop in wine and grape production this year as a result of a two day-long dip in temperatures below minus 20 C across the region in late December last year, according to CEO Miles Prodan.

“Up to over half of the grapes will not bear fruit this year and that is obviously a huge concern,” Prodan said.

“It’s quite extensive in terms of its range throughout

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