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Wine Grapes Double in Last Decade

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The US Department of Agriculture just released a survey showing the wine grape acreage in Michigan has double in the last 10 years.

In 2002, there were 1,300 acres of wine grapes in Michigan, now there are more than 2,600.
 
A vast majority of those are right in the Grand Traverse region where Lake Michigan buffers extreme temperatures and the rolling hills create perfect grape growing conditions.
 
As more wineries pop up and more vines are planted, northwest Michigan has become a premier US wine destination.

9&10's Eric Lloyd and photojournalist Tony Zyber were in the vineyards today and have more details.