As climate change and drought loom as existential threats to California agriculture, there is one agricultural sector that could come out on top: wine grapes.
Many California winemakers have had to cut back on irrigation this year, but using less water for a limited time doesn’t necessarily hurt the quality. In fact, some of the best recent vintages were from 2012 to 2014, during the last drought, and many winemakers claim that the quality of the grapes looks excellent so far in the current harvest, despite the record drought this year. year and last.
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