The second family featured by the Grape Growers of Ontario is the Funk family. What a cool name. I bet they've got the funk...for grapes! Ok ok, bad bad joke. What can I say, I love the music from the 1970s...especially funk! :)
|Taking care of the vines|
The Funk family discuss one of the elements that they (as well as other Ontario grape growers) fight with in their vineyard - humidity. Anyone living here in Ontario know that we have lots of humidity. Why is humidity so bad for a vineyard? Too much of it promotes disease and mildew. The vineyard climate has so much to do with the overall health and quality of the grapes which I'll say again, has so much to do with the quality of the finished wine. You can't make good wine from bad grapes!
From the Grape Growers of Ontario website:
Great wine starts in the vineyard.
|The Funk Family|
Having grown up on a fruit farm, working in the vineyards with their grandfather and uncles, the Funk family knows that good wine starts with good quality grapes. The Grape Growers of Ontario invite you to meet our growers and watch the vineyards mature throughout the season. In our latest video, the Funks walk you through their Riesling vineyards when they are in mid bloom.www.grapegrowersofontario.com
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Now let's get funky!