Veraison has begun

Veraison has begun

Veraison is happening. So grape testing started today. Getting the four-wheelers ready, tool boxes, ziploc bags. The first row of grapes behind my children are Gewürztraminer. Here are the Gewürztraminer a little closer up. Later in the evening we had a group come out...
First day of grape testing for the fall

First day of grape testing for the fall

Yesterday, we started the first day of testing all grapes, of all varieties, in all plots, in all of our vineyards. The time is finally here. At this time of year, some Texas vineyards in other parts of the state are already harvesting or even finished harvesting. For...
Grape Testing

Grape Testing

Some of us went out to “help” the regular grape testers the other day. So, I thought I’d show you some pictures of how we do it. For starter, I don’t know what these guys are doing here, but they are in front of the little Kubota that we use to...

Grape Harvest 2011

We have had quite a surprise here on the farm. July is usually the time of year that we are getting ready for harvest not actually harvesting grapes, but last week we could tell already that the grapes were getting ready. We have been so busy that I haven’t even...
What do we NOT want to harvest?

What do we NOT want to harvest?

Wow, did I catch your attention? You are probably thinking, “What is she talking about? Don’t we need all the Texas grapes that we can get, so that we can make great Texas wine?” Especially when you see some beauties like these Texas Tempranillo...
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