Recent plunging temperatures have prompted wineries to begin harvesting for Icewine. Temperatures dipped to -8˚C (17.6˚F), beginning November 28 making the conditions perfect for Icewine harvest. To be called true Icewine, frozen grapes must be harvested at -8˚C (17.6˚F), or below and must reach quality standards including 35 Brix of sugar.
BC’s annual Icewine harvest has arrived just before the holidays, with the cold temperatures prompting wineries in the Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley to start picking grapes early for what can be expected to be a larger vintage than 2015. Icewine harvest began on December 6, 10 days later than last year’s start date … Read more