MADISON - Wisconsin vineyards are beginning to gather their grapes, and growers say they've seen better harvests.
Most say the picking is behind schedule by 10 days to two weeks. They also expect to get less fruit than last year because the hard winter, a cool summer and lots of rain hurt growing conditions.
But the news isn't all bad. Growers say the quality is good.
Dave Mitchell, who has been growing grapes between Oregon and Stoughton for more than 30 years, says the crop size is about average and he thought it would be worse.
Wisconsin has more than 130 commercial vineyards and more than 80 wineries.
|Story By: The Associated Press