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Montana Winery Raises Northern-Climate Fruit

The 10-year-old Tongue River Winery raises a wide variety of fruit for its products, according to The Prairie Star. Bob Thaden talked about his family’s operation in a recent webinar. They are growing 2,000 grapevines, numerous apple, pear and plum trees, and 200 carmine jewel bush cherries, as well as yellow and red raspberries, haskaps, rhubarb, currants, and other fruits. Thaden offered advice on fruit production in a northern climate, on selecting fruit for wine, and on producing wines that match the market.