Va. winemakers calling 2019 the best harvest for grapes in years

Va. winemakers calling 2019 the best harvest for grapes in years
Veritas Vineyard & Winery in Afton is crediting Mother Nature for a successful harvest season after the 2018 wash out. (Source: WVIR/Gray TV)

AFTON, Va. (WVIR) - Central Virginia winemakers are closing up on what they are calling one of the best harvest seasons yet. Veritas Vineyard & Winery in Afton is crediting Mother Nature for a successful harvest season after the 2018 wash out.

Due to the last few months of dry and sunny weather, it made for much more than great grapes and more visits.

Winemaker Emily Pelton is excited for one of the nicest vintage wine years she has seen since she started in 2001.

“You have the perfect alignment of rainfall sun wind weather to where the quality of your grapes are the highest you’ve seen in a really long time," she said.

Pelton is working on the last grape batch of the season before they go dormant for winter and says Veritas is looking forward to finishing the year out strong.

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