Climate change are two dirty words in the wine industry. It’s a significant problem, and it’s only getting worse. It’s time for American grape growers to look for help.
In the Negev, a sprawling desert in Israel, vineyards are thriving. The country has actually seen an increase in vineyards over the last two decades. Out of the 250 vineyards in Israel, 20 are in the Negev.
Researching viticulture in the desert has become a worldwide issue that’s important to vineyards everywhere. What’s unique about Israel is that the country is uniquely positioned to teach specialized techniques for grape growing under an erratic climate. From drip irrigation to new technology, the outlook is sunny.