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(Another) Year in the Vineyard, Week #5 with Wes Hagen of Clos Pepe Vineyards

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 (Another) Year in the Vineyard Wine Blog, Week #5 April 9-15, 2010 Viticulturama, Why Technology Matters, A Lamb By Any Other Name, Another Version of the LA Times Magazine Article. A Few

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(Another) Year in the Vineyard Wine Blog: Week #4. April 2-8, 2010

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(Another) Year in the Vineyard, Week #4 A WineMaker Magazine Blog April 2-April 8, 2010 What Is Done Can’t Be Undone, Or Can It? More Cuteness than You can Shake a Crook

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(Another) Year in the Vineyard, Week #3 with Wes Hagen, Clos Pepe

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(Another) Year in the Vineyard, Week #3 3/25/10 to 4/1/10 Nature Makes Fools of Us All A Tough Week at the Clos as Nature Shows Her Chilly Hand (Don’t Forget All Photos

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(Another) Year in the Vineyard, Week #2, March 25th 2010

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(Another) Year in the Vineyard Week #2: March 18-25, 2010 “It’s My Party, So I’ll Write If I Want To…” (or) How a Vineyard Manager Spends his Birthday/’Day Off’ Ladies and gentlemen,

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(Another) Year in the Vineyard: A Wine Blog by Wes Hagen of Clos Pepe/WineMaker

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WineMaker Magazine “Another Year in the Vineyard”: A Wine Blog Week One: March 11-18, 2010 And So it Begins…  Welcome back to the 2010 version of the ‘Year in the Vineyard’ Wine

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Planning the Right Red: Backyard Vines

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  “The First Duty of wine is to be Red . . . the second is to be a Burgundy.” Harry Waugh Harry Waugh’s quote (above) could have come from Mother Nature.


Top 10 Vineyard Tricks of the Trade

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Grape growing is both simple and confounding. While it is simple to keep a vine alive (most climes in the US will keep a vine alive and sprawling with little effort), it


Backyard Vines Bonus Questions

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What’s the best way to cure black rot? Jake in Eastern Kentucky     I wish I could tell you that there’s a cure for black rot, but the best we can do

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Ten Signs of a Healthy Vineyard

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A healthy backyard vineyard is a treasure. It can produce delicious wine, serve as a wonderful setting from which to appreciate the miracles of nature and offer a leafy refuge from the

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Vineyard Field Trips

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‘Talent Borrows, Genius Steals’ -attributed to Oscar Wilde As I set out to structure this issue’s “Backyard Vines,” I revisited previous articles to see what vineyard subjects I’d neglected. Surprisingly, I found articles

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Common Grape Growing Questions

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At the end of the year when I’m contemplating new topics for “Backyard Vines,” I like to go through and look at all the subjects I’ve covered previously and ask myself: “What


Planning the Vineyard Work Load

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One of my favorite Chinese proverbs is: “Many hands make light work.” It’s as true in the vineyard as anywhere. The vineyard is a place that traditionally brings people together — to

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Pinot Paradise: Backyard Vines

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Orv Madden and his wife LeAnn have a talent for turning their dreams into reality. I remember meeting them for the first time in the winter of 2003 at a breakfast restaurant

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Insects, Viral and Fungal Diseases

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 In the last issue of WineMaker we concerned ourselves with the “common” diseases of backyard viticulture. As the flu and common cold attack the human body, powdery mildew and rot attack vineyards.

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Grapevine Diseases: Vineyard Rx

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One of the trickiest parts of being a good viticulturist is learning to deal with grapevine diseases. The literature on the subject is exhaustive in its breadth and complexity — and exhausting


Vineyard Questions: Backyard Vines

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D. Genasci (southern Oregon) asks: “I am harvesting Pinot Noir and am getting rather strange readings — 22 °Brix, pH of 3.4 and acid at 0.25. The grapes are grown on gravelly

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Organic Grape Growing Techniques

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This chart illustrates the average nutrients removed from soil per acre (rounded off in pounds) in a producing vineyard per year (at 2.5 tons per acre, or about 5 pounds of fruit

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First-Year Vineyard Care

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Planting a vineyard takes time, effort and planning. But your work is not over once the vines are in the ground. In order to have usable grapes by your third year, you’ll


Planting Dormant Grapevines

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Establishing a vineyard is an exciting and rewarding adventure. Like all of life’s challenges, your success or failure will be dictated by the amount of research, planning, effort and perseverance you exhibit


Plan Your First Vineyard

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Detailed steps every home viticulturist should take before planting their first vineyard.


Home Harvest: Backyard Vines

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Harvest is swiftly approaching and we need to get ready. Learning some of the lingo and common practices of commercial vineyards will help you choose the perfect day for bringing the fruit


Mid-Season Vineyard Tips

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It’s easy to forget that it takes two full years to make good wine from your own grapes. The first year is spent in the vineyard tending the vines, spraying sulfur, removing

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Pruning Tips: Backyard Vines

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To understand how pruning your backyard grapevines will affect growth, crop load and wine quality, you must first understand how grapevines grow in the wild. When vines sprout from seed, the vine


Planning Your Backyard Vineyard

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With all the excitement of harvest and crush in the air, it’s easy to forget about planting. But if you’d like to start a small, backyard vineyard next spring, there are some


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