Soggy September puts wine grape harvest in peril
Robin Pfeiffer owns Pfeiffer Vineyards in Junction City. His crews have been working frantically to pick their harvest before rains damage the grapes.
“Wet for the most part isn’t good for grapes during the harvest period. Anybody out there that cares about fine wines, talk to the lady upstairs and say, ‘Back off until we’ve got them all in, and then go ahead and keep on raining,’” Pfeiffer said.
While he is optimistic about this year’s batch, Pfeiffer said that nobody will accurately be able to judge the quality of 2013 grapes until winter when the wines come out.