2012 will go down as an "annus horribilis" for most fruit-growers in Michigan. Apples, cherries, pears have been hit hard by the big March warm-up followed by a spring frost, then a hot, dry summer.
But if you are a wine producer in Michigan, you might be feeling happier about the weather we've had this year!
Eddie O'Keefe is the President of Chateau Grand Traverse Wines on the beautiful Old Mission Peninsula.
There was a lot of nail biting amongst growers early in the season said Mr. O’Keefe.
“To go from 90 degrees to three feet of snow on the ground a few days later,” O’Keefe said.