The vines are now growing like crazy with a full recovery from the minor frost damage a few weeks back. Both male and female flowers are blooming and there are some signs of fruit set on some of the plants.
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.
Love the color of those leaves! Rain is forecast and we are getting excited for the summer! http://www.kesselringvineyards.com
We recently took some pictures of some of our favorite Wild Grape Vines growing along the Sheyenne River as it flows through the ranch. Some of their trunks are close to 4-6 inches wide!
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.
The past week saw high temperatures in the 70’s. There has been no rain until this week which was a paltry 1/4 inch on Sunday. No rain predicted for the next week although temps will be 32 degrees F and under at the beginning with it warming up to lows in the 40s. Buds seem to beginning to…
Leaves on our vines are now taking off and vines are growing vigorously. Today we are replanting vines lost to voles in Vineyard 1.
It is no secret that this Winter was a particularly harsh one for all across the United States. Many people are altering their normal pruning methods and taking a more “wait and see” attitude as they see how the subzero temperatures effected our vines. Meanwhile in our vineyards we saw some damage from Voles and/or…
At the beginning of September I started to check the sugar content of our grapes in the old vineyard (also known as brix- with our goal being 22 brix) By late Sept we saw that our fish line experiment was not working and that most of our grapes had been taken by the birds. By…
These pictures are of wild grape vines just 50 feet away from Kesselring Vineyard. All are on the north bank of the Sheyenne and surrounding the vineyard are at least 75 large plants.