According to the recent history, our growing season "started warm, got wet and cold quickly, and then settled into a mostly mild pattern." This article in the Capitol Press explains the effect this year is having on the grapes being grown in the Snake River Valley. We currently bring in all of our grapes from the Snake River Valley and are always watching the weather. It's out of the ordinary weather events (like sudden cold snaps, hail storms, extremely warm winter months) that make us nervous as winemakers. As a sparkling winery, we don't worry as much as many other wineries need to about early frosts in the fall, because we pick our fruit long before that becomes an issue.
If you ever have questions about growing seasons and common crops in Idaho, check out Capitol Press.