A good start for the development of vines means better quality of fruit, which leads to wine being optimal. Growers are seeing shoots grow two to three inches a day. A wet and cold spring could mean shoots only grow up to one inch daily - or don't grow at all.
"It's a lot less headaches," said DuBrul Vineyard owner Kathy Shiels. "It's great promise for another wonderful vintage."
A slow start to the year could potentially put growers behind throughout the season.