GENEVA, NY — The surplus of grapes that was responsible for a drop in prices in New York’s Finger Lakes region in 2009 has eased, but prices this year remain close to where they were last year.
Hans Walter-Peterson, viticulture specialist with the Finger Lakes Grape Program, told Wines & Vines that, while sales at many Finger Lakes wineries have increased this year, wineries have not completely worked through their backlogs. Some wineries have cut back their purchases in order to control inventories.
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