May 3-10, 2015 -Leaves!

The week before Mother’s Day saw much progress in the vineyard. Check out those leaves!

Mar 15-21 2015, Pruning continues and the removal of grow tubes

March is seeing record high temps with highs in the 70s. Makes for nice pruning weather! As bud break is supposed to be light induced and not temperature induced in wild grapes as opposed to commercial varieties I’m not too worried about this weather having adverse effects on the vines. This winter the Voles(field mice) where kind to us….

Feb 19, 2015- sub zero temps and a little snow

The last few weeks have brought about three inches of snow cover replacing what little was there. Last night saw the temperature at -20 below zero for a few hours and the night previous to that -14 below. Cold but nothing like last year although the snow cover last year was much greater. Pictures below…

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.