In the Pacific Northwest, recent warmer spring and summer temperatures have led to:
- Earlier harvests
- Early fall frosts before vines are fully dormant
- Generally mild winters with several cold snaps
- Sharp declines in temperature through early spring.
These heat and cold extremes can be damaging to grapevines, impact fruit quality and influence winemaking decisions. Attend the Climate Extremes Research Symposium to hear world-renowned researchers and wine industry leaders discuss climate trends, impacts of extreme weather, solutions for mitigating damage and resources available. This symposium, on Mar. 17 in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is hosted by the WSU viticulture and enology program. Registration is $100 and includes a social reception to follow. Click here for more information and to register. For questions, contact Kaury Balcom.