Hail Update for the Vineyards

Hail Update for the Vineyards

Yes, I said hail, not freeze. We seem to be so preoccupied with late spring freezes that we forget about the other hazards of growing grapes on the High Plains. Hail being one of them. During the last rain which we had on Sunday morning on the 25th, we had hail some...
Vineyards after the April freeze

Vineyards after the April freeze

These photos are a little late, but I thought I would still share them with you. These are our vineyards on May 12th. The vineyards were recovering from a freeze that occurred on April 15th, but were recovering well.   The leaves were a little damaged, but the...
What are we working on now

What are we working on now

We have been busy working can’t you see … Even with the holidays and visiting with family and friends, we have been running tractors to  plow in compost to keep the fields fertile, doing end of the year book work and figures, making sure that irrigation is...
The next chapter in the story

The next chapter in the story

We were making plans to put in equipment and facilities to process the huge amount of wine grapes that we normally produce each year to send to our many wonderful winemaker friends and with the hope that we might start making some wine of our own. Then came the...