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Winery Grape Crop Behind Schedule

August 12, 2013, 6:59 AM by Stephanie Gregory

Winery Grape Crop Behind Schedule
BRANDON, SD -

It is something many of us know and, some more than others, love - it’s wine. But, the cool weather is causing the grape crop at local wineries to fall behind schedule this year.

Vines line acre after acre at Wilde Prairie Winery just outside of Brandon, South Dakota. Jeff Wilde, the owner at Wilde Prairie Winery, looks at his crop this year hoping for warmer weather.

"It stayed cool in May and in early June, so that delayed the maturing of the grapes. And the rain was nice, but the rain with the cool weather slowed things down," Wilde said.

Wilde and his wife have owned Wilde Prairie Winery since 2004. Wilde says this year his crop is about three weeks behind. He says he needs the heat to get his grapes up to speed.

"Normally, by now they all would be turning. The red varieties would be turning pink and the purple by now," Wilde said.

He says he would like to see the weather in the 80's in the next few weeks, but he explains that if Mother Nature does not cooperate, his crops are not too far gone, but he would have to simply alter his recipe.

"More than likely the sugar level wouldn't be where we want it so we might have to supplement the fermentation with additional sugar rather than the sugar from the grapes themselves," Wilde said.

However, until then Wilde must wait and hope for warmer weather in the forecast.

Click here to visit Wilde Prairie Winery's website. 

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