Wineries say this year's harvest looks 'fantastic'

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana winery owners are celebrating what one calls a "fun year" after seeing their crops hit hard by last year's blazing heat and drought.
 
   Oliver Winery President Bill Oliver tells The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/14OH7mZ ) that he's expecting a "fantastic" crop after a hot, dry spell in August arrived just in time for the start of the ripening period.
 
   Jim Butler says he had to water grapes at Butler Winery and Vineyards last year for the first time in 20 years and wasn't able to make some varieties of wine.
 
   Oliver says many winemakers were worried that adverse conditions from last year would affect this year's grapes. But they're pleased that hasn't been the case.
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   Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com
 

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