Research Update from Kentville Research & Development Center. Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada. October 2019
2019 Wine Grape Fall Ripening Report
The fall of 2018 in Nova Scotia was cool and damp. The winter of 2018/19 saw average winter temperatures, but below average insulating snowfall accumulation meant freezing temperatures where able to penetrate deeper into the soil than normal. THis, along with ther climactic factors, meant cool soil temperatures persisted longer than normal and the vines had a late start to the season.