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This week, Ms. Dempsey, reports on local whites from the front lines of the vineyards.
One of the best treats in these winter months is a visit to one of the many wineries that dot the north and south forks. This time of year, many of them are still open, and not busy with the tours and wedding parties of the summer. The staff can take the time to explain as much or as little as you’d like to know about the wine-making process while providing the opportunity to sample their wines.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A farm field being irrigated in Jamesport the summer of 2015.
Local growers and farmers say climate change is creating new challenges, with extreme weather conditions, sudden storms, rising temperatures and drought making it even more difficult to cope with a perennially unpredictable Mother Nature. (more…)