wine growing pushed uphill

Some of the country’s best wine comes from the high-quality grapes grown in California, but warming projections for the area could cut wine production in half within 30 years, according to Diffenbaugh’s research, as well as another study published in the Proceedings of the National Academics of Sciences.

“The temperatures won’t be suitable,” he says, adding that farmers will have to adapt to try and overcome excessive heat conditions. In fact, prime wine production could wind up in Oregon, New Jersey, or even mountainous regions of China in the coming years.

Prevention, 12 Apr 2013