Wet Spring Is Good For Missouri Wine Production

AUGUSTA, MO (KTVI) – Last year, our area was dealing with a drought. This year, we’ve got rain and lots of it and more on the way. Some crops do well with it all. Others may not.

Tony Kooyumjian is the owner of Augusta Winery. He stopped by and talked with Randi Naughton about the affect of the weather on this year’s grape crop and future wine production.

At the winery, a rainy spring is much better than a rainy summer or fall. Ground saturation early in the season assures plenty of moisture and nutrients for the vines during growth.

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