And the Winner is…
Bingham Family Organics!
At the First Annual Texas Hemp Harvest Festival, Bingham Family Organics was awarded the Battle of the Buds – Tinctures & Capsules as the best tincture in Texas!
A big shout out of praise for Cliff and Kyle for growing great organic hemp. And to Trevor and the rest of the team for their work to make our tinctures great!
Last Thursday was the 2021 Texas Hemp Growers Association’s Field Day with speakers concerned with many areas of hemp growing in Texas.
The Texas Hemp Growers Association exists to:
- leverage producer influence on the emerging hemp industry in Texas from seed to sale
- support the development of infrastructure, connecting growers to resources and markets
- engage governments and businesses in the promotion of industrial hemp as a valuable resource.
There were tents outside and a few vendors to show us what you can do with hemp. Then we had some more discussions in the barrel room.
Organic Cotton Continues to Bloom
The hemp is growing well this year, and so is the organic cotton.
Yes, the beautiful High Plains sky and lovely cotton blossoms.
Last week harvest started. The majority of those grapes will be sold to other wineries for their production. Our winery is preparing for the fermentation of many of those grapes for our wine label.
At the winery, we just received a truck load of barrels, so that we will be ready for the stage after fermentation for some of our wines which is barrel aging. Wine is aged in barrels for flavor development, maturity, and longevity after bottling.
We use about 85% French oak barrels and 15% American oak barrels. Our red wines are oak aged for different periods of time depending on the intended style of the wine. Only a few of our white wines are barrel aged. Those are our reserve white wines and those blended for our Windmill wine blend.
Nice to know that those wonderful grapes that are currently being harvested will have a good home in the coming days.
The cotton is just beginning to bloom at Bingham Organic Farm.
Notice in this photo the weeds in the field in the farther distance and the area of cotton closer to us that the field workers have hoed is cleaner of weeds. That is what we do in our organic fields.
Hope your work week is off to a good start as well.
The 1st leaf planting is looking good. We planted 20 acres this spring as replacements for some of the acreage that we have lost.
Some of the existing vineyards will produce some, but our yields will be lower than what we would hope for. But the quality looks good. Here are some clusters of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.