Barreca Vineyards

Barreca Vineyards

From Vine to Wine since 1986

Posts filed under Grape Growing

Wine 2015

So much has happened and is happening with the winery that it is hard to know where to start. I’m scheduled to give a talk on growing grapes organically at the Tilth Conference in Spokane this November.  So I think about that while I am out picking grapes or some other task in the vineyard… (read more)

Leaf Pruning

Pruning last year’s canes in the Spring is just the beginning of keeping up with the vineyard.  I have almost finished the first round of leaf pruning which is actually more about cutting out unwanted canes from the bottom of the vine and small ones from the center than it is about picking off the… (read more)

Grape Plants 2015

Here is the grape plant inventory for 2015 Big pots typically sell for $10 each and small for $5 each. 2015 Grape Inventory         2 year 1 year Variety Big Pots Small Pots Big Pots Small Pots Canadice 2 4 15 Himrod 4 12 Catawba 2 Concord 18 4 Baco Noir 22… (read more)

Pruning

You can see why I traced the branches in these pictures. They are hard to visualize as full images. There are several things to notice. The pole is not straight and is made of bamboo.  I have gone to using rebar lately because it does not rot off like this.  It is important to keep… (read more)