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March 25, 2012

Pruning Complete

Well the crew finished up pruning today, all varietals are done and looking great. We are very concerned about the weather tonight though, forecast is calling for temperatures down near 25 degrees F. Though we haven't officially had bud break, there are a few vines where the buds have swelled and the occasional push here and there. Although it might be possible to get a degree or two of frost protection with certain spray mixtures, I'm not aware of anything that protects down to the temps we're facing tonight. So we're just hoping for the best, hoping that our site will channel the coldest air away from the vines and that we can dodge the danger. Viticulture in Virginia!

Posted by Stephen at March 25, 2012 4:22 PM