I remember visiting there years ago, it was beautiful… I’m wondering will this year’s grapes survive the heat now until harvest? What happens to grapes at these temperatures if they do survive? How would it affect the finished wines?
Not to nitpick, Neal, but the Willamette Valley is in Oregon, not Washington.
I’m not a grape grower or winemaker, but 2022 wasn’t that hot of a year in the Willamette Valley. In fact, for many regions in the PacNW, harvest was behind historical schedules going into grape harvest in late Summer.