Out in the vineyard today on a beautiful, crisp fall day re-tying up vines that have been blown off the trellis! The vineyard is looking good---canes are a cinnamon color meaning that they hardened off before any frost damage took place---compared to canes that are a faded brown/white color which may have been damaged by the frost. The next weather related concern will be if we receive a late frost this coming spring after our vines have already budded out with green tissue... We hope to harvest a half crop off of our own vines next year! (for example, 2 tons/acre in 2012 vs. 4 tons/acre which we will hopefully be able to reach in 2013.) Enjoy the day!
Ashlee: owner/operator and manager of our 7 acre vineyard.