Grapes on the Vine

Grapes, grapes, grapes, grapes … Yes, we still have grapes ripening on the vines. We have harvested tons and tons, but there are still some to come. Here are some of the Tempranillo grapes that are ripening in the warm High Plains sun with the cool evenings for a...

What do we NOT want to harvest?

Wow, did I catch your attention? You are probably thinking, “What is she talking about? Don’t we need all the Texas grapes that we can get, so that we can make great Texas wine?” Especially when you see some beauties like these Texas Tempranillo...

First Crush Press of the year at CapRock Winery

We took gewürztraminer grapes to Cap*Rock Winery in Lubbock, Texas this morning for crush pressing and chilling of the juice before it is to be sent to Becker Vineyards. Hmmm, delicious. Now I know, that you know, that I really know very little about growing grapes....

We really do have grapes in the vineyard!

I really, really am going to show you some pictures of the grapes that are in the vineyard, but tonight — I really have to get this week’s menus planned so that we can actually eat. Plus there will be six extra for dinner on Tuesday, five extra on...

T-Post Driving in the Vineyard

One more “starting a vineyard” post and then I will show you some pictures of the vineyard right now. These are pictures of some new plants as they were in May after having been planted towards the end of March. These plants are what we call first leaf...

Mechanical Pre-pruning in the Vineyard

Now I know that I said that I wouldn’t get behind this spring on posting about the vineyards and other crops, but I did. We have had all kinds of music goings on and a wedding. We have just been busy. So here are some pictures that I took at the beginning of...

Newsom Grape Day 2010

Well once again Newsom Grape Day was a very delightful as well as educational event. It was held at the – where else, but Newsom Vineyards. There were many great speakers provided by AgriLIFE Extention Service. There was also a wide variety of Texas wines to taste and...

High Plains Vineyard Tour 2010

Long day today. But a good day. I didn’t get much wedding planning done, but we did get one thing done. More on that later. Instead today a whole group of neighbors, wine grape growers, and winemakers from all over the state of Texas got together for the 2010...

2010 Newsom Grape Day

If you really want to know about growing grapes on the High Plains, you need to attend the 2010 Newsom Grape Day. 2010 Newsom Grape Day Friday, April 30, 2010 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Newsom Vineyards, Plains, Texas The annual Newsom Grape Day is set to be held at Newsom...