PRUNING FOR SUCCESS – Grapevines require careful pruning to promote balanced growth and better fruit quality. Understand the basic pruning styles, including cane pruning and spur pruning, and how to properly space shoots to gain the right exposure to sun and air circulation in your home vineyard.
PETER BREHM , owner of Brehm Vineyards, has been helping amateur winemakers make better wine for 40 years. He founded the retail shop Wine and the People in Berkeley in 1970 and began introducing home winemakers to fresh premium and ultra-premium grapes from renowned regions such as Carneros, Dry Creek, Stag’s Leap, Rutherford Bench, the Columbia River Gorge and Willamette Valley. In 1991 he created White Salmon Vineyard and Winery and assisted in the birth of the Columbia Gorge AVA. Brehm Vineyards is a leading provider of fresh and frozen grapes.