grape production benzie co.

Asked January 22, 2014, 4:56 PM EST

i rcently bought several acres in benzie co. oustside frankfort mi. approx.800ft. elevation on a bluff 1/4 to 1/2 mile from lake mi. what are my chances of grape production of vinifera varietals ?

Benzie County Michigan

2 Responses

There are a lot of factors to consider for any site, and without seeing it in person I'm only speculating. Can you obtain any historical records on the minimum low temperatures on the site or a very nearby area? I am local to you, so I could arrange to insect the site with you at some time. elsner@msu.edu

thank you for your prompt reply .i will contact all available sources to obtain the weather history. this year's temps may skew the average that's for sure' mo'c