BC produces second lowest amount since 2000; Germany shut out

Ice wine on slippery slope?

Two countries well known for producing ice wine are Canada and Germany.

This year, however, it looks like Canada will have to go it alone.

The German Wine Institute announced recently that temperatures in its country did not get cold enough this winter to harvest the grapes that vintners left on the vines to freeze. The New York Times reported Tuesday that one German winery was actually able to complete the process thanks to one cold evening, so the country’s grand total for the 2019-20 season will be 100 litres.

And while this winter did get cold enough in the Okanagan for vintners to produce ice wine, the amount of grapes that were harvested in the province was the second smallest since the turn of the century, according to the BC Wine Institute.

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