Wine and Grape Growing Industry in Tennessee, Adam Acampora

Historically, before Prohibition, Tennessee had a significant agricultural  industry involved in the production of grapes and wine.  More recently, starting in the mid 1970’s,  a new era of grape and  wine production is developing.  Today we have 65 or so wineries.  Tennessee has a challenging environment for grape growing due to high heat and humidity.  That being said, with the right grape variety and agricultural practices , it can work.  Importantly, these wineries are tourist destination points and places for special events.   Our guest, Adam Acampora,  is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Farm and Wine Association.

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