POST BLOOM VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

POST BLOOM VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

MAY 11, 2020.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. The post bloom period begins as the fruit sets and it ends as the berries begin to change color (Figure 1).  During this time, vine growth and development lay the foundation for ripening and grape quality.  Concomitantly,...
RIPENING PERIOD VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

RIPENING PERIOD VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

JULY 6, 2020. BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. The ripening period is the home stretch of the growing season.  During this time, grape berries experience dramatic physical and chemical changes as they transition from hard, green, acidic, and unpalatable to soft,...
PREBLOOM VINEYARD MANAGEMENT.

PREBLOOM VINEYARD MANAGEMENT.

MARCH 2, 2020.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Prebloom is one of the busiest times in the vineyard and for good reason.  Shoot and roots are rapidly growing to build the foundation for fruit production.  During the same time, unfavorable weather and excessively wet,...
POST HARVEST VINEYARD MANAGEMENT.

POST HARVEST VINEYARD MANAGEMENT.

OCTOBER 15, 2019.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. All season long, the focus of those of us involved in the winegrape business has been producing an economically viable crop that meets or exceeds winery expectations. Naturally, we feel greatly relieved after the winery...
SOME WINE MAKING PROBLEMS & VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

SOME WINE MAKING PROBLEMS & VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

AUGUST 27, 2018. BY STAN GRANT. You probably have heard the phrase ‘wine begins in the vineyard’ (Figure 1).  It is another way of saying that many of the compounds contributing to the color, flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel of wines are already present in the harvested...