Friday, July 10, 2009

3rd year in a row with very dry conditions

We haven't had any measurable rain since early June. Luckily we got about 3 inches of a nice slow rain at that time to give the vines a good start.

One benefit of the dry weather, has been very little disease pressure. Even the humidity has been low, so powdery mildew hasn't been much of a problem either. As of July 5, I finished putting my irrigation system is in place. So I should survive lack of rain much better than in the last two years. However, I think the farmers in the area sure could use an inch or two of rain right now though.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Video update coming

It has been very busy in the vineyard this year. I haven't kept up very well with the blogging. I will post a video update shortly. In the mean time check out the 2009 grape prices. For the first time I will have Vitis Vinifera grapes available!!!