Arizona wine grape grower Kent Callahan and other growers report a great crop this year despite weather challenges

Arizona wine grape grower Kent Callahan and other growers report a great crop this year despite weather challenges.

Excellent year for Arizona wine grape growers

Kief Manning of Kief-Joshua Vineyards reports a good fruit set and great grape quality. The Syrah and Mourvedre grapes look amazing, says Matt Rollain of Page Springs Cellars. Rune Wines + Halcyon Vineyards has a bumper grape crop.  

(Arizona Wine Growers Association)

Kent Callaghan, winemaker with Callaghan Vineyards and a pioneer in the Arizona wine industry, compares the 2013 harvest season to the 1992 and 2006 harvest years - wet and late but great quality potential.

The 2013 Arizona wine grape harvest is more than half over. Vineyards located at low elevations including Charron Vineyards in Vail, located southeast of Tucson, started harvest in mid-August. Higher elevation vineyards w

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