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Spring 2013 – Bud Break and Growth

Its spring, and the vines are once again doing their thing.. growing!!! I always love the first of spring seeing the growth and knowing once again that the vines survived another winter.

First let me apologize for the lack of updates, I will be better this year keeping everybody informed on what is going . . . → Read More: Spring 2013 – Bud Break and Growth

March 28, 2012 – Preparing the vineyard for spring

Its that time again. The buds are popping, the leaves are growing, and the weeds must now go!

Every winter we let the weeds take hold wherever they like. I don’t like using any more chemicals than I absolutely have too. This also helps the critters in the vineyard thrive. There is a complete . . . → Read More: March 28, 2012 – Preparing the vineyard for spring

Crush 2011 – Part 3 – Estate Norton

We finished our third and final harvest for the year. The norton grapes here on the vineard have had a really hard time this year. Not only have we had a record breaking summer with so far over 44 straight days over 100 degrees, but it is the worst drought on record for Waco, . . . → Read More: Crush 2011 – Part 3 – Estate Norton

How pH effects color of wine

Last year I mentioned how beautiful the color of the wine/must was during fermentation. As you can see from this picture, it turned out a beautiful claret color. I my opinion, just beautiful. Now the pH of the grapes last year was 3.55-3.6.

If you want to read about the colors from last . . . → Read More: How pH effects color of wine

Estate Norton Grapes 2011

We are getting ready to harvest our Norton/Cynthania grapes this coming weekend. I thought I would take a few snapshots and a quick video to show off the grapes. They are looking really good and are getting ripe. Right now they are at 21 Brix and climbing. Climbing rather rapidly with this heat. . . . → Read More: Estate Norton Grapes 2011