North Carolinians have had to endure bouts of mild but wet weather this summer. That combination can help in some ways but can hurt in others.
North Carolina wine growers specializing in muscadine varieties typically prefer dry weather with lots of sun. Lane Gregory runs Gregory Vineyards in Angier. He says up to 40 inches of rain fell on his muscadines in June and July. Gregory says that has altered the balance in his yield.