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Willamette Valley Vineyards Inc. Message Board

  • networthdev networthdev Mar 14, 2013 10:52 AM Flag

    Why Napa is looking/moving to Oregon

    What many are planning/hedging for.
    This discussion is RAISING the demand for, AND price of, good real-estate in Oregon.

    "California and Washington’s premium wine grape growing regions could shrivel by up to 50 percent by 2040, warn Stanford University scientists.

    "On the other hand, bad news for California could be good news for !!!!!! Oregon !!!!!!, as warmer temperatures actually expand the grape growing regions in some parts of the Northwest."

    "Our new study looks at climate change during the next 30 years – a time frame over which people are actually considering the costs and benefits of making decisions on the ground,” said Noah Diffenbaugh, assistant professor of environmental Earth system science at Stanford, who co-authored the study, in a Stanford press release."

    "Climate change over the next few decades is of particular relevance for the wine industry,” Diffenbaugh said. “It’s a big investment to put plants in the ground. They’re slow to mature, and once they mature they’re productive for a long time.”"

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