Big jump in number of Iowa vineyards

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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 12:00 am

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Statistics show a big jump in the number of vineyards in Iowa, though the industry remains small compared with states such as California.

In 2000, Iowa had only five vineyards that covered about 15 acres. Iowa State University Extension viticulture specialist Mike White said that's now grown to 310 vineyards that stretch out over 1,200 acres.

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