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...

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...

Growth in the past ten years

Growth in the Past Ten Years So, what have we been doing for the last ten years… In early December of 2003, we planted our first wine grape vines. Here is a picture that Bobby Cox took of the four acres of Viognier in the ground. If you look close you can tell that...

2013 Farm Family of the Year

Yesterday was the Terry County Soil & Water Conservation District annual farm tour. This organization and the farmers in our area value the conservation of our land and water. We hope to pass to our children and the next generation land that is in better condition...

Other Ways to Avoid a Late Spring Freeze in a Vineyard

Late freezes. The dread of Texas vineyards. Here are a few more ideas for how vineyards in Texas handle late freezes in the spring. Drew Tallent, of Tallent Vineyards, uses water. Robert Clay did a great report on the process on his web site. The report includes time...

Tempranillo grapes

Palate Press and David Furer have an interesting article on Tempranillo grapes. Bingham Family Vineyards & Farm has 30 acres of Tempranillo. 20 acres are in full production and 10 more are in 3rd leaf for the 2013 harvest. We sell Tempranillo grapes to Landon...

Edible Austin

We’re still here. Just chugging away on the farm. Edible Austin’s spring issue has an article about our family written by Jessica Dupuy. Here are some pictures that Amanda Grace took for the article. Not much to see in the fields this time of year, but...

Finishing Harvest

We are now finished with grape harvest! 770 tons of #TXwine grapes! — Cliff &Betty Bingham (@BinghamVineyard) September 21,...