Mini heatwave in June saves English harvest
After the terrible frost in May that many thought would decimate the 2017 harvest, the mini heat wave in June may have saved the vintage.
The frost in early May destroyed buds in England and Northern Europe, with Nick Wenman from Albury vineyards fearing he had lost 70% of his crop. But the fine weather has meant that whatever buds survived had an excellent fruit set and so now Nick thinks he may have lost only 50% of his crop.
Bob Lindo from Camel Valley tweeted, the fine weather had meant that he now thinks he only lost a quarter of his crop down from half.