High Plains Winegrowers

Something new is coming. A bunch of us High Plains winegrowers got together and decided to form a group to celebrate the great fun that we have growing grapes. In the past, some of us have hosted a vineyard tour for the wineries of Texas to come see the beautiful...

Vines for 2012 planting

The last few boxes of grape vines came in today. The next few weeks we’ll be very busy putting in 45 more acres of grapes. Blessings, Betty

Grape Harvest 2011

We have had quite a surprise here on the farm. July is usually the time of year that we are getting ready for harvest not actually harvesting grapes, but last week we could tell already that the grapes were getting ready. We have been so busy that I haven’t even...

Duchman Family Winery Trebbiano

Wow, I have been so lazzzzy lately. I haven’t been keeping you guys up to date on what is going on here. Instead I have been doing routine stuff like washing clothes, reading to children, teaching them how to find the area of a circle, painting pictures with...

Grape Camp 2010

My Honey and I are taking a little break from harvest by attending TWGGA Grape Camp 2010. Grape harvest is over, peanut harvest if over, but cotton harvest is still underway. Most of the family is still at home working on cotton harvest. It takes a lot of helpers to...

The last of grape harvest 2010

Last Tuesday night we finished the last of the 2010 grape harvest, Cabernet Sauvignon. Let me tell you, I worked very hard that night. I rode back and forth in the pickup truck as My Honey hauled grapes from the field to the barn to be weighed and loaded on a truck. I...

Texas Grapes Harvest 2010 – Part 2

Here is a continuation of the last post about this year’s harvest. I left you looking at these tantalizing Vermentino grapes… beautiful grapes… and wondering what all these controls are for… So now for Part 2, we will look at the inside of the cab. Here is the...

Texas Grapes Harvest 2010 – Part 1

I keep posting “numbers” that refer to our current grape harvest, but I realize that I haven’t shown you any “pictures” this year yet. And the photos are the best part, right? Especially since I can’t tell you what any of those...