I thought so as well. My neighbor and I met with the couple that owns the vineyard a couple weekends ago. We picked their brains on what has worked for them, suppliers, etc. as we are each putting vines in this spring. We walked the vineyard and the vines we were touching/bending/ etc. seemed healthy They got their vines from Northeastern Vine Supply and were very happy with the bareroot vines. They said some of the root systems were > 2' long. They did some basic soil amendment when prepping the site but nothing too crazy, basically added some nitrogen to the soil.
They is definitely a business first venture for them, neither has ever made wine before. They have a consultant that is guiding them through everything so it'll be interesting to see how it works out for them.
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