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A Cold Night on the High Plains

Last night temperatures got down to 32′ degrees in our Vineyards. There was hard freeze on the pickup. There was moisture on the vines, but only slight freeze on the vines and leaves. This evening and in a few days we will know more about any damage. Is in only...

Mixed Desires for Rain

Yes, our organic row crops are in need of rain, but we also need to test the grapes in our vineyards to see if they are ready for harvesting. Grape harvest looks like it will start earlier the year than it usually does.

Easter and Signs of Spring

The signs of spring are upon us. Most of our later budding varieties of grapes are pruned and not budding out yet. But our early bud breaking Viognier is waking up. The Viognier buds below were photographed on March 31st, 2018. These buds are apical dominance buds...

The Fragileness of Spring in the Vineyards

Everything is greening up in the vineyards. Perhaps we won’t have any more freezing weather or hail to hurt the vines, but we might. Growing grapes on the High Plains is an adventurous endeavor. We practice delaying pruning as much as we can, so that we...