Find fixes to your backyard vineyard problems and solutions to common small-scale viticulture mistakes. From pests to diseases and beyond, make sure you give your grapes the best chance to grow into great wine. Professional vineyard manager and WineMaker “Backyard Vines” columnist Wes Hagen will offer his helping hand leading you through the grape growing danger zone.
Wes Hagen received his viticultural and winemaking training from the University of California at Davis extension program. He is the Vineyard Manager and Winemaker for Clos Pepe Vineyards in Santa Barbara County, California, where he grows Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for a variety of wineries including his own. Wes’ Pinot Noir was recently ranked as one of the top 30 Pinots in California by Wine Spectator. Wes also covers the world of backyard vineyards for WineMaker writing our “Backyard Vines” column every issue since 2000. You can order recordings on his two seminars “Assessing the Home Vineyard for Wine Quality” and “Home Vineyard Troubleshooting.”