Deep inside Monte Kronio, hot, humid and sulfurous caves held an ancient secret.
Giuseppe Savino, La Venta Esplorazioni Geografiche
Growing grapes and making wine come with a lot of implications about a culture’s capabilities. Apparently, Sicily of 6,000 years ago was more sophisticated than archaeologists had given it credit for.
Wine has been adapting since the Little Ice Age.
Wine lovers can rest assured. Wine will adapt to climate change.
Droughts have traditionally yielded good vintages in France, but changing conditions are forcing wine growers to adapt.
Using historical records, researchers determine that wine harvests are happening earlier in France and that the changing climate could make it harder to grow in today’s wine regions.
South Australia’s McLaren Vale is leading the way in adapting to climate change, but the future for vineyards is still uncertain.
AAP Image/Ben Macmahon
The wine industry is sensitive to climate change, but grape growers also have the funding and knowledge to put themselves at the forefront of climate adaptation. Other farmers should watch with interest.