BURLINGTON, N.C. — In a typical year, you could expect the small crew at GlenMarie Winery and Vineyards to be going all out to protect their grapes from the April frost but a harsh winter has made this an atypical year.
“Our grapevines have just started putting out new growth for this year so there is some green on these leaves,” said Jordan Walker, a GlenMarie winemaker
Because the grapes are just budding, the company is forced to take a wait and see approach with the freezing temperatures and its crops.
On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, it got lucky.
“These grapes they look healthy and green. They just came out in the last couple of weeks there’s no frost damage on them at all,” said Walker.