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,...

Harvesters and Trailers

This is our harvester. It does a really good job of separating the ripe grapes from the vines and leaves and leaving the unripe grapes on the vines. The goal is to keep material other than grapes out of the grapes that are sent to the wineries. That extra stuff is...

Waiting on the Grapes

Harvest has started, but not all of the grapes are ready yet. We are now finished with around 20% of harvest for this year. Usually the white grapes are ready before the reds. But we want to wait till the sugar content or brix measurement is just right, so that the...

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...