Snow Cover In Our Old Vineyard

On the west side of the old vineyard we have a a snow fence which traps snow inside our vineyard and usually covers the first 2-3 rows of our vineyard in 3-5 ft of snow. This covering can actually protect the plant from extreme temperatures thereby protecting the plant from damage. Though the weight of…

Expanding the Vineyard

So its that time of year again when we gather clippings for expanding our vineyard as well as providing replacement plants for any winter kill that may have occurred. Basically we take clippings from a group of vines that are on my families farm land and replant them. The clippings themselves are about 6 inches…

Another tool to keep deer away.

So far our fish line and cds have worked well in keeping deer out of our new vineyard but, we have the advantage of the being situated by an alfalfa field which seems to hold their interest more than our vines. So this means we need to research other means of keeping deer out as…

Our New Vineyard’s First Winter

Winter has come hard and fast this year for us. Constant subzero temps (as low as -20+ F) and plenty of snow have made for a challenging first winter for our vines. The deer are out in full force though we have only seen one breach of our fish line surrounding the vineyard(photos below) Otherwise…