There is a recent phenomenon of growing wine grapes in cold climates where it was previously believed impossible. The authors researched and visited grape growing in Estonia, Latvia, Denmark and Belarus and brought back the technology and grape varieties to Minnesota where they have successfully developed vineyards and made the wine. Wine grapes are now grown in every state in the US, including Alaska and North Dakota. This is a ‘hands-on’ book with photos, figures and tables. The 34 grape varieties of special interest for cold climates and detailed instructions on winter vine survival are provided. Selecting a vineyard site, training and pruning, grape ripening and keys to successful winemaking are detailed.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild (September, 2003)