Authors: By LISA CORNWELL
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A freeze that damaged Ohio vineyards has left grape growers and wine producers dealing with the loss of much of their crop and wine consumers facing the possibility of higher prices.
The executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association says temperatures that dropped below freezing around the state for several hours last Sunday damaged anywhere from 30 percent to 75 percent of Ohio's grape crops depending on the location.
Donniella (dahn-YEL'-ah) Winchell says this year's crop will be significantly smaller and the possibility of more freezes over the next few weeks remains a concern.
She acknowledges there could be some increase in wine prices. But she says the full impact on supply and pricing probably won't show up for months.