What’s going on in the vineyard.

Construction and vineyard updates.

A lot has gotten done in the last couple of weeks. A couple of loads of stone were spread out over the driveway making it look like more of an entrance. I spent some time down at the Nelson County … Continue reading

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Looking more and more like a vineyard…

Last Saturday I spent the day installing the cordon wire in each of the rows. For anyone who doesn’t know and is interested, the cordon wire is the wire that supports the arms (cordons) of the vines and in essence … Continue reading

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A lot has happened!!

It has been over a month since my last post, and a lot has happened. We went to Portugal for three weeks to visit family and friends. While there we had a great time enjoying all of the great food … Continue reading

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Vineyard update.

Today I spent a few hours putting in earth anchors at the vineyard. Right now, this is what’s left of the vineyard: Trellis Posts – 20 more to put in, these will be more complicated than the rest because I … Continue reading

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So tired of pounding posts!!!!!!!!!!

Between yesterday and today, I put in eight more rows of posts. I now have just four rows left and a few random posts that I just didn’t feel like digging for yet. Today, I also put in the first … Continue reading

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Updates…

It’s been a pretty busy couple of weeks. I’ve been talking to people at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (commonly referred to as TTB) as well as the Virginia ABC. Bottom line is that it looks like … Continue reading

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More posts.

Today I spent the day straightening out some of the grow tubes that have started leaning due to the wind. I also put in four more rows worth of posts which I was pretty happy about. In a side note, … Continue reading

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Our first grapes!

As previously stated, my success rate on the first plantings was not quite as good as I had hoped. Especially on the Vidal Blanc where I only managed to get about 10% of them to come back. But, the single … Continue reading

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Ooops

At the end of last year’s growing season I had roughly estimated how many of my vines I would have to replant. As it turns out, my estimates pretty much sucked. I was able to get 150 more Chambourcin cuttings … Continue reading

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Grow tubes, finally.

One of the very important lessons I learned after last year’s growing season is that I really, really, really should have invested in grow tubes. As of result of this little mishap and the fact that I haven’t finished my … Continue reading

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