Where there’s drought, there’s fire, and where there’s fire, there’s smoke. This is a major concern for wine grape growers in the drought-stricken west this year. Evacuations, power outages and smoke taint have had a major impact on the wine industry at harvest-time in recent years, and not having an industry standard or threshold defining smoke taint can raise questions and contention upon delivery at the winery. Watch this brief video with John Aguirre from the California Association of Winegrape Growers as he shares the progress on the West Coast Smoke Exposure Task Force in the investigation of smoke taint. Read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine.
Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.