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White and a source rejoice in the summer that's devastating most farmers some vineyards are seeing the fruits of their labor -- the -- is actually producing great -- -- who know.
-- the hot dry season is causing great some parts of the midwest to be two thirds of their usual size concentrating the fruit flavor and making the wind sweeter here at me is gene signal from the Sandra thank you have for having us on tonight to talk about -- line.
Well I mean it's a wide angle -- this route that appears to be some something you guys can at least celebrate.
Well -- are deep rooted perennial plant.
And they -- -- withstand hot dry spells very well and so even though our crop -- down more excited by the chemistry were seen the vineyards high sugars.
Intense -- stand -- very good flavors and so it doesn't come around all the time.
It sounds too good to -- as the drought actually had any negative impact on your -- Of farming is a tough business in the last three years we've seen pretty much everything we've had three midsummer hail storms two years -- early springs and -- injury.
This year drought last year we had it 100 year record rainfall for the Cleveland area broken.
So by the -- easiest thing to deal with comparison for our -- -- frost and -- rain won't go away.
So it's -- -- wine tastes better but are you able to produce as much -- it.
No we're gonna see our production fall by 50%.
And doesn't listen to your previous speaker talk about triple digit oil prices we're not -- -- triple digit wide bottom prices we sell on the ten to twenty dollar bottle range.
And that's very hard thrust leverage small crops increase our prices either for -- -- for the wind we -- -- very competitive market for wide but now.
You better quality and actually -- and I'm thinking if it tastes better can't you charge a little bit -- you're selling lots of it.
Well the world market for wind is extremely competitive it comes from all over the place is Chile Argentina Europe.
South Africa New Zealand Californian also Ohio.
So we struggle to get our name in the market and provide -- consistent product in a competitive range and so.
On some years are a little bit better than others -- that we try to strive for an average both -- pricing ending in the product we -- consumers.
So they understand it you got my gotten kind of lucky because there's at a certain variety that you had a -- -- a couple years ago.
That would have required this hot dry weather amid the little -- almost looks like he predicted the drought.
Well we put in a lot of red grapes the last five years and they do very well on this hot dry weather and so it's been a real blessing -- to both have a good crop.
And have the right Friday's coming to market at the right time but there is a lot of planning that goes into vineyards.
And investment takes five years -- -- -- vineyard and have a come into production there's a lot of waiting and it's about 20000 dollars an acre from start to finish.
Come from the time the senior goes in into the time it starts to produce so it -- what we do is farmers would -- money in the ground that we hope for the best.
-- chronic connoisseurs might be wondering is this wind that you would drink right away Eric is this beautiful red -- -- -- your cellar and drink 510 years from now.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We've had some good years in the last twenty years most of that wind has long since been consumed so highly still people to put away good bottle of red wine -- seller.
But dumb we'll see how long -- You change your strategy for -- -- I hear a little bit concerned about the fact that this hot dry weather might be not really going away anytime soon.
I don't farming great Sarah Ohio for almost twenty years and like -- say the last three years who seem more variability in the weather with rain and dry weather.
I can't tell you what to expect like you said last year we had the wettest -- on record in a hundred years this year we had a drought that is that another drought next year another wet here.
We do each year we just gotta take what comes in do our best.
Well thank you so much for sharing your story with us added -- it signal from.
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