Recently, we have been discussing the increasing role that cold hardy grapes will have in the Midwest Wine Industry. The story below from the Detroit Free Press is evidence that this transition is already occurring.
Joe Herman of Karma Vista Winery, who is quoted in the article, is an excellent grape grower and wine maker, regardless of where he’s from. Joe is already growing Marquette, Foch and DeChaunac and we’ll try to find out what new hybrids he’s planting. With Michigan’s increased support, the future for cold hardy wines is bright.