Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Napa Wineries Face Global Warming

Napa Wineries Face Global Warming

The Napa and Sonoma microclimates produce world famous wines, but what happens if the climate changes? Scientists are predicting that global warming could increase the number of super-hot days in the California wine region, interfering with the way grapes ripen. Local scientists and wineries are beginning to look at how to prepare.

This Week on QUEST
QUEST is a new multi-media series from KQED, exploring local stories and people that impact science, nature and environmental issues across Northern California and beyond.

(some additional footage for this show was provided by SFBayImages.com)

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