Still working on the equipment barn

We have a new door… a door to the future! A door for our new equipment barn. It is going up next to the well house. Sides are going up. It was a little warmer day today, but then the wind picked up which isn’t good for putting up siding.    ...

Tasting Room in Grapevine, Texas

New Year’s news for Texas wine lovers is here. We began planting wine grapes on our Texas farm over ten years ago. We have been innovative in many areas of vineyard management including planting with GPS tractors, designing planting plows and t-post driving...

News for the New Year 2015

I bet that some of you have wondered where have the Binghams been! Well as Cliff likes to say, “We work hard, and we play hard.” At times it seems like we mostly work, but sometimes even the weather encourages play time. In January, we couldn’t pass...

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, Hanukkah Sameach, Happy Holidays, and peace on earth from all of our crew (who are currently out harvesting cotton) to your crew (hopefully enjoying their holiday break 🙂 ) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ...

Another day of harvest…

  The harvester has been going just about all night, and it is still going this morning. This picture is of the harvester running on the 15th of this month. The rest of these pictures are a mixture from that date till today. The days have been a whirlwind, so you...

New big boy toys

We have been so busy that I can’t remember which new toys that I have showed you  and which ones I haven’t. It seems as though we have been working on concrete for weeks. Remember this photo. There was a little delay because of rain. Then back to work a few days...

Crush press machines

Well, the test results came back from the grapes that were sampled last Friday. No need to test again till this Friday. Now we can turn our interest to our new sorting and press machinery that we are putting in at our barn.   Concrete work was delayed by the rains...

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...

The vineyards are greening up after the much needed rains

Rain! We actually got some rain. We have received 3 to 4 inches of rain in 4 days. We are thankful to God for these much needed rains. Cliff was saying that it might actually be nice if it would not rain for a couple of weeks. Of course by then, we will be praying for...

Hail Update for the Vineyards

Yes, I said hail, not freeze. We seem to be so preoccupied with late spring freezes that we forget about the other hazards of growing grapes on the High Plains. Hail being one of them. During the last rain which we had on Sunday morning on the 25th, we had hail some...