Winter Check-In On the Vineyards of Good Harbor Vineyards

Devon Kessler
March 5, 2024 | Vine News | Devon Kessler

Winter Check-In On the Vineyards of Good Harbor Vineyards

As you may know, the Leelanau Peninsula is located in a cool climate-growing region, with a wide variety of Vitis Vinifera being grown successfully. The surrounding Lake Michigan acts as a moderating influence for surrounding temperatures, creating an ideal macro-climate for world-class wine grapes. The thick winter snow cover over the vineyards provides insulation, which helps protect the vines from frost in the winter and early spring. This protection allows viticulturists in the area to grow and produce more sensitive varieties like Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

Before we know it, spring will be here and our vineyard crew will be back in the vineyard pruning the vines in preparation for the growing season. We caught up with Harbor Hills Fruit Farms Vineyard Manager Nick Florip in David’s Vineyard to learn more about what the guys will be doing when they return.



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