Using Old CD’s As Deer And Bird Repellent

One of the challenges we face with our new vineyard is keeping deer from eating our vines, since we do not have a fence around vineyard #2 as we do with vineyard #1. In a previous post I referenced that we were using fish line as a deterrent which so far has worked. One thing…

Alternate Trellising Systems

One of the things we are experimenting in our vineyard is alternate trellising systems for our vines. Most of our vines are on a the double arm kniffen system or the Geneva double curtain which we have for one row. A trellising system is important for maximizing yields and can influence ease of harvest. Some…

Snow Fence For New Vineyard

October saw the construction a of snow fence that goes along the whole of the western side of our new vineyard and 2/3 of the northern side.

Keeping Deer Out

Since our new vineyard has no fence around it this means we need to find ways of keeping deer out. Throughout the summer we found that deer were nibbling on our vines and since winters are generally harsh around here we expect the deer to be¬†especially interested in our vines. So one of the things…

This year’s batch of Wine

Well our old vineyard had its first harvest of grapes this year and it was a small harvest due to bird damage. If you remember my previous posts concerning our fish line experiment you will know that it didn’t work out. So at the end of everything we ended up with enough grapes for a…