OSOYOOS, British Columbia — The first surprise for Séverine Pinte, a French winemaker working in Canada, was how casual everyone was — more ripped jeans and flip-flops than Chanel. Then there was the unexpected need to warn grape pickers not to smoke marijuana near her beloved vines. And finally there was a furry menace: Canadian black bears with a taste for chardonnay that gobbled up rows of grape clusters, forcing winemakers to employ hunters, electrified fences or pepper bombs. When Ms...
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British Columbia is auditioning pinot noir as its signature grape. Original article from The Globe and Mail.
Fast transmission of grapevine 'Pinot gris' virus (GPGV) in vineyard
The Grape Growers of Ontario, in partnership with Brock University's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) are pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new viticulture webinar series. The series will look at current topics with experts in the field from bud survival to irrigation timing.
CCOVI partnered with two commercial grape growers to plant the St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyards that are being used for a clone and rootstock evaluation program of the main VQA grapevine varieties in Ontario.