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Crush 2011 – Part 2 – Shiraz and Norton

The harvest season is now half-way over. This year we harvested 250 lbs of Shiraz and 250 lbs of Norton from Salado. Due to the harsh summer with very little rain and extreme temperatures, I was at first afraid for the grape vines. They have been suffering for two months in heat and drought . . . → Read More: Crush 2011 – Part 2 – Shiraz and Norton

Crush 2011 – Part 1 – Viognier and Vignoles

We harvested our white grapes.

It is that time of year again, albeit earlier than last year. I must admit that I just love doing the Crush every year. I look forward to it all year long. Why? Because it means that wine will surely follow! Last year we only harvested 50 lbs of . . . → Read More: Crush 2011 – Part 1 – Viognier and Vignoles

Pulling up diseased grape vines

Also, as we are waiting on the grapes, it is a good time to start marking vines that are dying, diseased, or just plain wont make it. These need to be marked so they can be removed in the fall and replanted in the spring. Here in Texas we have quite a few diseases, . . . → Read More: Pulling up diseased grape vines

When are grapes harvested in texas

The berries have all turned into a nice deep purple color, the irrigation is keeping them alive, sprays have been applied to keep the bugs out, so now what?

Now we wait! The ideal time to pick grapes is not easily determined. Grapes look and taste very good as soon as they start turning . . . → Read More: When are grapes harvested in texas

Grapes available for sale – Going, Going, ….

We are sold out of the Seval Blanc grapes.

There is still time to get your order in however, for the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cynthiana/Norton grapes.

6000 lbs of Cabernet Sauvignon

11000 lbs of Cynthiana/Norton

These are two very good grapes for winemaking. Cynthiana Grapes are known to produce a rich, full-bodied deep red . . . → Read More: Grapes available for sale – Going, Going, ….