Wes Hagen is a professional vineyard manager who spends every day walking through his Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. Over the years he’s learned more than a few tricks to get the most out of his winegrapes. Learn time-saving techniques and tricks to improve your own backyard vineyard from Wes.
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 also covers the world of backyard vineyards for WineMaker writing our “Backyard Vines” column every issue since 2000 as well as on his blog on winemakermag.com.