WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

East coast winery credits globam warming with bumper crop

SNOW FARM, Vt. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An east coast winery is crediting a bumper crop and booming business to climate change.

What used to be a dairy farm in Vermont is now a lush vineyard.

Snow Farm Vineyard produces both pinot noir grapes and riesling--usually seen along the warmer west coast.

30 years ago, it would have been a fantasy, because the weather was just too cold.

But, according to the National Weather Service, things are warming up--2 1/2 degrees since 1970.

Snow Farm's greatest pride is its Ice Wine: a dessert wine made from frozen grapes.

And because of its warming growing season and cold winters, Vermont is one of the few places in the country that can produce it.