ENON, Ohio (WDTN) – While many of us have been sweating this summer grapevines are enjoying the blazing sun. The lack of rain and high heat means sweet sweet success for the local wine growers.
The sprits are a little higher at Brandeberry Winery in Enon. All of the great grapes means a little less work in the field.
Jim Brandeberry, says “I’m not doing a lot to them now. Tucking them back into the trellis and sometimes pruning them but they’re not growing so much. Some years they’re hanging down and you can hardly see the grapes if I didn’t get in and prune it.”
Brandeberry is a retired dean from the College of Engineering at Wright State University. He turned his hobby into a business a few years ago.
His 350 vines have loved the hot and dry summer. “Grapes put down pretty deep roots and don’t need a lot of rain that’s why they do so well in California is almost like a desert,” says Brandeberry.
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