September 19, 2018
Heavy rains have triggered flash floods, soaked the ground and closed roads in Carroll County this summer.
They’ve also complicated an already tricky grape-growing season for vineyards and wineries.
“It’s been a difficult year for grape-growing,” said Kevin Atticks, executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association. “Every point of the year has been open to some type of damage.”
First it was winter frosts prolonging into spring, then record rainfall over the summer. These conditions were more prominent in central and western Maryland, Atticks said… To read more, click here.