Wine Country Runs Dry

Wine Country Runs Dry

California's ongoing drought has vineyard owners seriously concerned.
(KSBW)  California's drought is beginning to have an impact on wine production.

During the winter months grape plants don't need much water but with current drought conditions, wine producers in the Salinas and Carmel valleys are starting to irrigate their crops earlier than usual.

John Boekenoogen of Boekenoogen Vineyards said the vineyard doesn't normally irrigate until June, but he's concerned about his water supply lasting.

"Water in our wells is quite a ways down so we have to be frugal with water this year," he said.

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