Grounded Grapegrowing

 

Developing a New Vineyard, Part I

November 2012
 
by Glenn McGourty
 
The tide has turned. Fruit is in short supply, bulk wine supplies are low and once again vineyards are being planted in California. As every new generation of vineyard is planted, hopefully there is a corresponding increase in quality as past planting mistakes are addressed and new ones are avoided. In this two-part series I will discuss some of the most recent vineyard developments, which will hopefully result in productive vineyards with the potential for quality fruit and long lives.
 

 
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