Surviving Climate Change: Replanting Wine Regions to Different Varieties May Be Key, Study Finds

Posted Feb 4th, 2020 in Resources

Surviving Climate Change: Replanting Wine Regions to Different Varieties May Be Key, Study Finds

Source: Wine Spectator

Surviving Climate Change

Ancient, heat-hardy wine grapes are being resurrected in Spain to deal with rising temperatures. Worried producers in Bordeaux—where Cabernet and Merlot have long ruled—have approved the use of seven new wine grapes from Portugal, Spain and southern France in their blends. The University of California at Davis recently released five new hybrid grape varieties—its first such release since the 1980s—to resist vine-killing insects expected to proliferate as winters warm.

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  • Having a clean plant program in Canada will allow growers to replant vineyards with healthy domestically produced vines to maintain the long-term viability of their vineyards.
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