The dog’s nose knows

Posted on December 30, 2015 by Nikki Friedman

We’re looking forward to taking our best friends out into the vineyards during harvest, and not just because we love their company, but because they can help us in a few interesting ways…

A dog's sense of smell is about 1,000 to 10,000,000 times more sensitive than our paltry olfactory system. This can aid viticulturists to determine the physiological ripeness of grapes. Dogs will often sniff out (and eat) ripe grapes, and many winemakers pick according to this

Some farmers even swear that their canine pals can help them sniff out sick vines.


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