February 2018

Right now, in the vineyard, we are doing some soil testing to make sure it is healthy for the vines as we get ready for the growing season. We have just finished sending some soil to the lab to test for potassium, zinc and acid levels etc. We are happy to report that the drainage work we did a while back has worked really well. We did not have any standing water. This is...

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January 2018

This time of year we start irrigation if there isn’t enough rain to keep the vines roots wet enough so they don’t totally dry out. It’s also important to irrigate the cover crop.  We planted it about six weeks ago, we like to see the seed germination by now. We might still have a late rains and that might help us with the cover crop.  This is important...

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December 2017

Right now, all that’s going on in the vineyard is some minor landscaping. We’re addressing some drainage issues in order to get rid of standing water, and also some cosmetic work that has nothing to do with how the vines will grow. Pruning could begin in late January, but we may not do it until February, depending on weather and anticipated temperatures. If we prune...

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