GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Natural wildfires and freezes stopped the growth of local wine grape crops in October of 2019, and October of 2020; but farmers tell us this last winter will bring a bountiful harvest and should put local wineries back on track.

“Just started planting grapes today. We got about twenty thousand new vines to go in the ground this year, and its easier to start sooner rather than later,” Farm Manager for Talbot Farms, Bruce Talbot stated.

If everything goes well, Talbot Farms expects sixty percent of the wine grape crop to thrive this year. Bruce Talbot tells us farmers should be back to normal growing conditions if this coming winter is as good as the one that just ended.