KEYS TO CANOPY MANAGEMENT – Wine is sometimes called liquid sunshine, but managing that sunshine is key to growing your own great grapes. Figuring out how much to shade or expose your grapes to direct sun will determine the ultimate quality of the fruit you will end up harvesting. Learn about the keys to managing your vineyard’s leafy canopy with local professional vineyard manager and WineMaker columnist Wes Hagen.
WES HAGEN received his 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 number of wineries, including his own. Wes also covers the world of hobby vineyards for WineMaker magazine writing our “Backyard Vines” column in every issue for the last decade as well as on his blog at winemakermag.com.