Home Vineyard Growing Wine Grapes at Home
Hello and welcome to my home vineyard Let's get a lay of the land. As you can see thisis just a simple side yard it's got about 55 feet of space long twentysix feet of space wide we elected to go with twenty twofoot long rows northsouth facing uh. the rows are spaced about five feet apartto give us ample space for the vines to grow
and for us to manage and walk through we are planting about four plants per row to give it plenty of space to spread out and grow for the rows, we used uh. just simple fenceposts these are eightfoot fence post sunk about threefeet deep we tried to go about two feet deep butit wasn't uh. it just simply wasn't stable enough so we went that extra foot for stability
the wire is fourteen gauge wire uh. we elected to go with the verticaltrellising partly because it was easier and partlybecause uh. the north south facing rows, it allow it to get sun at all hours of the day uh. we have a drip irrigation linesran along the bottom we will be using half gallon per hour drips two per plant that allows us to adjust the water
water flow and manage the irrigation a littleeasier than if we used a heavier flow we'll actually be planting syrah grapes because we tend to be in a warmer, drier climateduring the summer doing something like pinot noirwould require greater cooler temperatures. that sort of thing that's our vineyard. We'll be planting the grapes nextweek and we'll come back then.
Early grape harvest is byproduct of warm weather
GULSTAN: THE CRUSH IS ON. GRAPE GROWERS HAVE BEGUN THE 2015 HARVEST, AND IT'S COMING WEEKS EARLIER THAN NORMAL. FINE WINE TAKES TIME. BUT THIS YEAR, THE AGING PROCESS MAY START A LITTLE SOONER. THAT'S BECAUSE CENTRAL VALLEY
GRAPE GROWERS ARE SEEING ONE OF THE EARLIEST STARTS TO THE SEASON IN YEARS. KCRA 3'S LINDA MUMMA SHOWS US HOW THE WEATHER IS IMPACTING THIS YEAR'S CROP. LINDA: WITH THE GRACE POURING INTO WINERIES ALL OVER THE AREA,
THE HARVEST IS ON AN LODI. IT IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST STARTS IN DECADES. THIS IS THE EARLIEST I HAVE EVER SEEN, I HAVE BEEN IN THE BUSINESS IN CHILDHOOD. IT IS PRETTY REMARKABLE, TO BE HONEST.
LINDA: HE SAYS BY AT LEAST A COUPLE OF WEEKS. WE HAD ONE OTHER TIME WE STARTED IN JULY, THAT WAS ALMOST AUGUST. WE HAVE BEEN HERE IN THE WINERY FOR FIVE DAYS. IT HAS BEEN EXTREMELY EARLY FOR
US. LINDA: HE AND OTHER GROWERS TELL US THE EARLIEST WE ARE LOOKING AT THE P INOT IN A FEW DAYS. LINDA: JOE VALENTE SAYS THE BLANC WAS THE FIRST TO GO.
I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR THE FARMS FOR 35 YEARS, AND IN THAT TIME, THIS IS THE EARLIEST WE HAVE STARTED. LINDA: WHILE THERE ARE DIFFERENT THEORIES, THOSE WE TALKED WITH SAID IT WAS THE WINTER FOLLOWED
VINEYARD GRAPEVINE FRUIT PROTECTION PART 1
'Madeleine Augevine' (Barrington Brock Clone).