Growing Grapes For Winemaking At Home

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missouriwinery1 Missouri WineriesThe Experts at Chandler Hill a Missouri winery talk grape growing. More info 636798CORK.Also St. Louis MO, Augusta Mo Wineries, Hermann MO wineries, St. Genevieve MO wineries. Hi I'm Adam Burns with Chandler Hill Vineyards,the closest of the Missouri wineries to St. Louis. I often get questions about our wineries products,services or the winery itself People ask quot;What are the perfect growing conditionsfor MO grapeséquot; The answeré

The ideal temperature is a high in the upper80s and low in the mid 60s. The Missouri climate makes the state a great place for grapes.As any Missouri native can tell you, the state has long, hot summers with good sun exposure.This paired with the thin rocky Ozark soil is excellent for growing grapes. If you're on a quest to discover the bestMissouri wineries, then you're likely to visit the Hermann MO Wineries, Augusta MO Wineriesand the St. Genevieve MO Wineries. You might even check out some near Rock Port too, butif you live close to St. Louis and you're looking for a romantic getaway in Missouriwhy travel further than you needé

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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.

Cold hardy grapes feed local wine industry

We are at the University of Minnesota Horticultureresearch center, at the Minnesota LandscapeArboretum and this is where we conductour grape breeding. We are primarily focused onwine grapes and making wine in Minnesota is arelatively new venture. We have been at that since 1978 and have introduced fourvarieties so far: the Frontenac,

Frontenac Gris, LaCrescent and Marquette. And these varietiesreally form the backbone for the local wine industryin our state and also in the surrounding region. A study was done in 2007,which is the latest study that we actually have, whichshowed that there are probably about 1,200 acres ofgrapes now in the state and the contributionto the economy was

about 36 milliondollars back in 2007. So that is kind thescale we're on right now. Usually I would say in thelast several years we have been adding about 3 to 5new wineries per year. Our varieties of cold hardygrapes are grown really all across the northern tierof the United States from the Midwest tieracross to New England. There are wineries fromMaine, New Hampshire,

Vermont down throughConnecticut, Massachusetts through parts of New Yorkand Pennsylvania Michigan, Wisconsin all that grow andrely on the varieties of grapes that we have developed here atthe University of Minnesota. Woodland Hill Wineryis familyowned and we take extreme pride inour wine and our experience. We grow two differentvarieties of Cold Hardy grapes. We grow the newestvariety called Marquette

and that we make our Vinny'sred from, which we named after our dog, and thenwe have La Crescent, which is our largest plantingthat we have in our vineyard. You can always look at aU of M cluster and kind of know it is a U of Mgrape by this trailer that comes off the side. Very pretty. They all have that littlesecond; more so pronounced

than other grapes that we grow. When we didn't have all theU of M varieties and stuff to work with, the wines weremaybe not quite as exceptional as they are now and so we as anindustry in Minnesota have had to kind of battleour way out of that. And you know on a dailybasis people are like wow, ya know, this is really good. Myself and others havewon awards, you know,

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