Ore. wine grape harvest goes better than expected

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- After a long, cold spring and a crop late to ripen, generally sunny weather in October is helping Oregon growers bring in their wine grapes in good shape.

In Southern Oregon, vineyard managers told the Medford Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/v83jd0 ) they were relieved.

At Del Rio Vineyards outside Gold Hill, Rob Wallace put it this way: "We got three weeks of sunshine that saved our bacon."

Statewide, the chairman of the Oregon Wine Board, Sam Tannahill, is calling it "a miracle harvest," better than expected just a few weeks earlier.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/