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First day of grape testing for the fall

First day of grape testing for the fall

Yesterday, we started the first day of testing all grapes, of all varieties, in all plots, in all of our vineyards. The time is finally here. At this time of year, some Texas vineyards in other parts of the state are already harvesting or even finished harvesting. For...

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The vineyards are greening up after the much needed rains

The vineyards are greening up after the much needed rains

Rain! We actually got some rain. We have received 3 to 4 inches of rain in 4 days. We are thankful to God for these much needed rains. Cliff was saying that it might actually be nice if it would not rain for a couple of weeks. Of course by then, we will be praying for...

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Hail Update for the Vineyards

Hail Update for the Vineyards

Yes, I said hail, not freeze. We seem to be so preoccupied with late spring freezes that we forget about the other hazards of growing grapes on the High Plains. Hail being one of them. During the last rain which we had on Sunday morning on the 25th, we had hail some...

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Vineyards after the April freeze

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...

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New grape plantings and April freeze report

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....

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Vineyard pruning

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...

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Starting Work at the Winery

Starting Work at the Winery

Work has started at the winery. Cleaning out tanks and getting them ready to fill with Texas juice this fall at harvest time.   The vines are still asleep. Here are the vines at Cox Family Vineyard at the winery covered in snow at the beginning of February. This month...

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