Vineyard pictures 02-24-18

Here are some late winter pictures of our Vineyard. We have yet to prune any of the vines other than a haircut here or there.

May 1st- bud break

First day of May saw the buds popping open. Fingers crossed that we don’t get any frost!      

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….

March 5, 2015- beginning to prune vines in Vineyard 1

Started to begin pruning vines on Vineyard 1. Beginning by untangling cutting shoots from each other and other plants as well as cutting off any dead wood. Temptatures have started to rise into 20s and today into the 30s so it should make for good pruning weather.

Jan 17, 2015 – Winter in Vineyards 1,2, and 3

Here are some pictures of the Vineyards as they are right now. You will that we have grow tubes around the base of each vine. This is done to protect from Vole damage. Also poison pellets have been put down to counter the vole problem. Vineyard 2 and 3 have an electric fence around them…

Jan 17, 2015- Vine clippings

January is the time of year where we get vine clippings for expanding our vineyard as well as replacing any vines that may have died during the winter. All clippings are taken from vines in the wild no further than a mile from our vineyard and as close as a 100 yards. Each cutting is…

Oct 12, 2014- vineyard post harvest

Here are a few pics of vineyard 1 post harvest. Our crew was amazing this year! Only one cluster was missed! Wind came through the last few days and blew off all leaves. A little melancholy seeing it like this after all of this season’s hardwork.

Oct 8-9, 2014 grape harvest

Oct 1 Brix in wild( by new road) 16 Brix. In vineyard count is 16-20. Oct 2 Brix 16-19 vineyard 1 Oct 3 16-20 Brix vineyard 1 Oct 6 Brix in vineyard 1 Brix 19-20 Oct 7 Brix in vine 1 15-17 Oct 9 harvest day. Hard freeze that night. 300 pounds harvest. Brix count 19-20. …

Sept 1-Oct 1, 2014- fruit begins to ripen

Bird pressure is definitely steady. Grapes sticking out of netting are attacked. Put up fake hawk and owl in vineyard one and that seems to help cut down birds presence. Biggest problem is keeping the from getting into netting that covers fence. Birds defiantly showing pressure in wild. Wend sept 3 Brix 9-16 in vineyard…

Aug 15, 2014- bird Netting goes up.

With brix count at 8-13 brix (reflecting sugar content of grapes – our goal is 22) we are to much trouble with Birds so we have put the bird netting up. Which is about two weeks sooner than expected.