Cold weather forced local winemakers to pick grapes in a hurry this weekend.
Winemaker Nancy Janes from Whitewater Hill Vineyard says the cold weather can damage leaves on the vine, and once that damage is done, the grapes cease to mature.
In order to keep grapes from losing qualities wineries have worked to gain all year, some local wineries had to pick grapes in a hustle to keep them at their prime.
If you happen to drive by a vineyard and still see grapes on the vine, not to worry, not all wineries were affected by the cold, some grapes still need more time, and some grapes will even stay on the vine until a hard freeze to make "ice wine".
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