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16 Feb A new year… a new friend

While each year harvest activities bring us a great deal of joy and euphoria, this year was bitterweet - as our hearts were heavy this past October with the passing of our wonderful winery dog, Fíon.  She was a fantastic companion to us and provided...

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01 Feb Starting the new vintage…

As the bountiful harvest from the 2013 vintage rest in the cellar, we begin to prepare with anticipation for what 2014 will offer us.  In this viticultural environment, the grape variability from year to year is truly dependent on what mother nature provides.  A warmer...

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01 Jul Ongoing Vineyard Tasks

Next on the lineup in the vineyard:  shoot tucking, leaf removal, and weed removal. Shoot Tucking: Both sides of the trellis now have three catch wires for the shoots to climb up into the canopy. More frequently than not, the shoots miss the next catch wire and...

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21 May Reinforcements!

Some replacement vines have arrived.  Occasionally, a vine is struck by the tractor or just doesn't seem to perform like the surrounding vines and needs to be replaced.  These vines are marked in the Fall and are ordered from the nursery.  Once we are in...

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15 May Suckering the Vines

Now that the buds have progressed into shoots, it's time to take care of the unwanted shoots on the trunk - otherwise known as "suckers".  The verb tense of removing these "suckers" is called suckering.   The before shot shows the vine on the left with a...

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