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East coast winery credits globam warming with bumper crop
SNOW FARM, Vt. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An east coast winery is crediting a bumper crop and booming business to climate change.
What used to be a dairy farm in Vermont is now a lush vineyard.
Snow Farm Vineyard produces both pinot noir grapes and riesling--usually seen along the warmer west coast.
30 years ago, it would have been a fantasy, because the weather was just too cold.
But, according to the National Weather Service, things are warming up--2 1/2 degrees since 1970.
Snow Farm's greatest pride is its Ice Wine: a dessert wine made from frozen grapes.
And because of its warming growing season and cold winters, Vermont is one of the few places in the country that can produce it.