Vineyard Work Continues...

Jon kneeling next to the  vines.
Jon kneeling next to the vines.
The vineyard crew hand-hoeing the rows.
The vineyard crew hand-hoeing the rows.
Cow tags used to number the rows.
Cow tags used to number the rows.
Healthy growth.
Healthy growth.

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 21 2011 - 12:00 am

It's the first day of summer and we finally have warm, glorious sunshine in Oregon. The vines are growing famously after what seems like the longest winter ever.

Vineyard crews are working hard to hand-hoe the rows (not an easy feat) removing the weeds that grow so well with all the rain we receive around here.

Benjamin and Jonathan (my boys) finally got our rows numbered. We used cow ear tags attached with brass screws onto the endposts. What a luxury to be able to say to the crew, "There is a vine on row 64 that needs to be replaced!"

Vines are also being thinned to two shoots, keeping the energy concentrated to developing the root system. The vines will then be tied to the pencil rods and topped off when they reach the top of the rod for trunk training purposes. The trellis system will be installed next year and our first estate harvest the following Fall.

Many exciting things are happening, stay tuned.

 

 

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