Schiffer Hicks Johnson and others recently filed suit on behalf of 57 Texas High Plains wine grape growers against Bayer-Monsanto and BASF for selling a defective seed system that crippled scores of vineyards. The suit is receiving extensive press coverage, but it is not clear whether the Texas wine industry can survive the onslaught. Some vineyards have experienced a 90 percent reduction in their grape harvest, which brings in more than $2,500 per ton.