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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

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

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

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