Grape harvest may hurt wine production

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Posted: July 24, 2013

The Winchester Star

Carmello Ruiz of Frederick County stakes young grapevines at Valerie Hills Vineyard on Marlboro Road Monday. All of the young vines were damaged by a frost in May. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Freeze-damaged grapevines at Valerie Hill Vineyard.
Rojerio Sanchez of Frederick County secures young grapevines at Valerie Hills Vineyard. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

MARLBORO — Grape harvesting begins in mid-August, but there may be less fruit on the vines at local vineyards and elsewhere this year because of a hard freeze that struck the northern Shenandoah...



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