It looks like we may have come through with our vines unscathed by the low temperature. We are going to continue to monitor for the next few days.
A cold snap came through the vineyard last Saturday night. The low seems to have been 31 degrees Fahrenheit. I was able to spray the vineyard the day before this so I am hoping that this will deter any frost damage.
Last week we saw the buds get bigger and bud break! This time of year always astounds me as to the rapidity of vineyard growth! Hail the spring! http://www.kesselringvineyards.com
Love the color of those leaves! Rain is forecast and we are getting excited for the summer! http://www.kesselringvineyards.com
The leaves are starting to appear in the vineyard. The warm temperature and sun are definitely welcome!
Vitis Riparia is simply the scientific name for the Riverbank grape. It is also known as river grape, frost grape, and wild grape. They are notable for being indigenous to the northern and eastern parts of Canada and The United States. In fact many historians believe that Vitis Riparia was the grape variety Leif Erickson…
We took a few more close ups of vines and their buds last Friday. These cute little buggers are read to pop!
Kesselring Vineyards is situated along the beautiful 591 mile long Sheyenne river, one of the major tributaries of the Great Red River of the North. The Sheyenne is classified as a “perch river” since its banks are higher than the surrounding ground. Over hundreds of years these banks formed as natural levees covered in forests of…
Buds are swelling! Probably 90% is swollen out of all 3vineyards, but only 40% of vineyard one is as far along as the pictures…we better keep a lookout for frostthe next couple weeks..
Pruning is finished and now we begin Spring! The sap has started running in the last few weeks and buds are beginning to swell. Looking forward to what the warm weather brings!
Very happy to be done with pruning this year. Many vines in Vineyard 3 (our newest vineyard) had to be tied up to the trellising so we had a little extra work. Things are already getting greener and sap is definitley flowing. No bud swelling as of yet.
Pruning time is upon us again and this year I have some extra help. Vines are looking great and some of the newer one’s in Vineyard 3 are really taking shape. Looking forward to the coming growing season!