Vine supply dries up for late-ordering growers (US)
After keeping their wallets in their pockets during the height of the recession, California winegrape growers are ready to expand their vineyards or replant existing ones. Everyone is hustling to get their vines in the ground by May. The problem: There is a shortage of vines. Nurseries got so slammed with orders from the big growers in the summer and fall that anyone who didn’t get in on the frenzy early is now grape out of luck, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.