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March 24, 2004

Ground Breaking

Ground breaking for our research vineyard! We decided to install a small research vineyard in the northwest corner of the property in order to evaluate different methods for vine planting. We will be planting 8 different varietals in groups of 6 (2 rows of 24 vines.) Methods such as grow tube usage, starter fertilizers, and varietal suitability will be evaluated prior to the installation of the larger vineyard in Spring 2005.

Posted by Stephen at 8:51 PM

March 18, 2004

Vineyard Seminar

Today we attended an on-site seminar in Lancaster, PA on vineyard installation - site selection, trellis construction, pruning, etc. This seminar was presented by Mark Chien of Penn State University. Also presenting was Dr. Tony Wolf of Virginia Tech. The full agenda can be found here.

Posted by Stephen at 8:42 PM