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...
Vineyard pruning

Vineyard pruning

We have had a nice cold winter here on the High Plains of Texas for the grape vines to sleep through and to kill off harmful insects. But now it is spring! Time for pruning in the vineyards. Here is one of our vineyards last February. Sleeping away. Now in April, some...
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...