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...

Vineyards after the April freeze

These photos are a little late, but I thought I would still share them with you. These are our vineyards on May 12th. The vineyards were recovering from a freeze that occurred on April 15th, but were recovering well.   The leaves were a little damaged, but the...

New grape plantings and April freeze report

This dried tendril has nothing to do with new plantings or freeze damage, but I thought that it was rather beautiful and encouraging. Back to the thoughts at hand. This spring we planted 20 acres of Tempranillo and 10 acres of Trebbiano on the 24th and 25th of March....

Vineyard pruning

We have had a nice cold winter here on the High Plains of Texas for the grape vines to sleep through and to kill off harmful insects. But now it is spring! Time for pruning in the vineyards. Here is one of our vineyards last February. Sleeping away. Now in April, some...

Starting Work at the Winery

Work has started at the winery. Cleaning out tanks and getting them ready to fill with Texas juice this fall at harvest time.   The vines are still asleep. Here are the vines at Cox Family Vineyard at the winery covered in snow at the beginning of February. This month...

Lost Oak Tempranillo and Grass Fed Beef

View this post on Instagram Texas #Tempranillo and #HEB natural grass-fed beef steaks tonight @LostOakWinery #txwine A post shared by VintageTexas – Russ Kane (@vintagetexas1) on Jan 24, 2014 at 6:43pm PST Sounds like a great pairing. Blessings,...

What are we working on now

We have been busy working can’t you see … Even with the holidays and visiting with family and friends, we have been running tractors to  plow in compost to keep the fields fertile, doing end of the year book work and figures, making sure that irrigation is...

The next chapter in the story

We were making plans to put in equipment and facilities to process the huge amount of wine grapes that we normally produce each year to send to our many wonderful winemaker friends and with the hope that we might start making some wine of our own. Then came the...

The Binghams Acquire Pheasant Ridge Winery and Vineyard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The Binghams Acquire Pheasant Ridge Winery and Vineyard Dec 9 , 2013 LUBBOCK, Texas―December 9, 2013 – Continuing its mission of providing exceptional quality products to Texans, Cliff Bingham, President of Bingham Family Cellars, LLC announced...