Winegrowers all over the world are seeing the effects of a warming climate with earlier bud break and harvest dates, higher levels of sugar and lower levels of acidity. Many are already working to adapt their cultural practices to higher temperatures and considering changes to their vineyard design and more heat tolerant varieties when they replant. Over time, as temperatures continue to rise, some varieties may no longer be suitable in regions where they have been grown for centuries, while new wine regions farther north (farther south in the Southern Hemisphere) will blossom, an opportunity some winegrowers are planning to capitalize on.

Vineyard owners tend to think in terms of generations.

Which makes understanding what lies ahead essential!

We provide our growing list of winegrower clients with the insights they need to make good decisions about how to deal with the changing climate. Our projections are localized to their vineyards and variety specific. Our Decadal Projections include key bioclimatic indices, in addition to temperature and rainfall, that help our clients understand how changing climatic conditions will affect the grapes they are growing. In addition, we offer several other types of projections focused on areas of specific interest to winegrowers including heat spikes, irrigation, wildfires and fog, as shown in the table below:


PROJECTIONS

OUTPUT

AVAILABILITY
DECADAL MONTHLY DAILY TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY, ANNUAL AND GROWING SEASON RAINFALL
BUDBREAK DATE AND POST BUDBREAK FROSTS
HARVEST DATES AND RIPENING TEMPERATURE
PREHARVEST HEAT SPIKES AND RAINFALL
NOW
PREHARVEST HEAT SPIKES DETAILED STATISTICS FOR PREHARVEST HEAT SPIKES NOW
IRRIGATION REQUIREMENTS ADDITIONAL IRRIGATION WATER NEEDED TO MAINTAIN HISTORICAL SOIL WATER PROFILE EARLY 2021
WILDFIRE RISK FREQUENCY OF SEVERE WILDFIRE CONDITIONS MID 2021
FOG DAILY HOURS OF FOG DURING THE GROWING SEASON LATE 2021

To learn more about how we can help you to be ready for the climate your vineyards will experience over the next several decades, contact Argos Analytics at info@argosanalytics.com.

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