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...
Growth in the past ten years

Growth in the past ten years

So, what have we been doing for the last ten years… In early December of 2003, we planted our first wine grape vines. Here is a picture that Bobby Cox took of the four acres of Viognier in the ground. If you look close you can tell that only six rows have been watered...
Other Ways to Avoid a Late Spring Freeze in a Vineyard

Other Ways to Avoid a Late Spring Freeze in a Vineyard

Late freezes. The dread of Texas vineyards. Here are a few more ideas for how vineyards in Texas handle late freezes in the spring. Drew Tallent, of Tallent Vineyards, uses water. Robert Clay did a great report on the process on his web site. The report includes time...

Tempranillo grapes

Palate Press and David Furer have an interesting article on Tempranillo grapes. Bingham Family Vineyards & Farm has 30 acres of Tempranillo. 20 acres are in full production and 10 more are in 3rd leaf for the 2013 harvest. We sell Tempranillo grapes to Landon...