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    Best Winemaking Books - Professional Grade

    Hey all! I'm sure there is a section somewhere in here dedicated to this, however, I was just looking for suggestions of great high-quality professional winemaking books. Shoot me some titles please! Dan
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    Vineyard establishment - Nova Scotia - Eastern Canada

    We're going to let them sit for now and trellis early spring. There's only about 30-45 days left of growing out here.
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    Vineyard establishment - Nova Scotia - Eastern Canada

    Here's a small update. After vigourous weeding all summer - things are starting to take shape!
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    Vineyard establishment - Nova Scotia - Eastern Canada

    Hey everyone, Last week marked a big milestone in our books. We began planting the grapes in our small 2 acre vineyard. The name of our vineyard is Vignoble de la Baie which means The Bay Vineyard - anyways...... We've decided to plant 4 hybrid varieties to start our with: Lucie...
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    Soil pH

    Good day! We put down lime before our last till last month. We just finished our planting! I'll be posting another thread about our planting.
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    Soil pH

    Hi Grapeman! Thanks for the info! We're going to bring it up with some lime. We're aiming for 6.0. We'll be planting - Leon Millot , Marechal Foch, Muscat and Lucie Kulhmann. We need early ripening varieties as here in nova scotia, unless planted correctly, have a harder time with the later...
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    Soil pH

    Hey guys! Trying to get a Vineyard set-up and have just received our soil tests back. All the results looks pretty good and the horticulturists that we've consulted said every looked good but they all noted on the pH 5.28. I know that you want to stress the plant in order to get nice...
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    Strange Haze! What is this ?

    Awesome guys! Yeah the picture is a bit hard to see but basically the top is clear and the bottom is that sediment. Leon Millot Grapes.
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    Strange Haze! What is this ?

    Hey everyone! 3rd time making Wine from Scratch. 1st time where I kinda sorta knew what I was doing however, I fermented in primary pressed at 1.000 SG Transferred to secondary and was wondering what this stuff is ? Starch haze ? What's going on here ? I've seen it before but...
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    Apple Wine Explosion.

    Hey all, Third year making some apple wine. S.g 1090 100 pounds Cortland Sunrise Russett Fermented in a 200 litre food-grade plastic bucket. Crushed fruit. 71b-1122 Yeast Go-ferm - rehydration Fermaid Pectic Enzyme Water until 100 litre mark achieved. I...
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    New vineyard

    Perfect! Thanks Grapeman! Bushwacking the field tomorrow. Tilling on Sunday. I'll post some pictures in the Spring!
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    New vineyard

    Good day all! Looking for a bit of insight on the whole south facing debate. Just trying to get all the information I need in order to properly set-up these vines. The vineyard will be planted in Southern Nova Scotia about 1000 meters from the Bay of Fundy. Hardiness zone 4b...
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    How to start 6 year old transplanted grape vines.

    Alright, so after some serious "tough love". I came up with this. Do you guys think it will work ? Thanks for the help too ! Really appreciate it!
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    How to start 6 year old transplanted grape vines.

    Thanks for the reply Grapeman! I've attached another picture... Should I prune back all the small vines and as well trim back vines 1 and 2 ? They seem pretty thick and I was wondering if I could leave 1 and 2- since they were bigger if this would have any benefit - instead of having to grow...
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    How to start 6 year old transplanted grape vines.

    Hi everyone! I'm attempting to grow some grapes this year but....have a few questions! I bought 10 - 6 year old Lucie Kulhmann grapes last fall and was wondering how to get them started. I've attached a pic of what the grape vines look like. I know I have to prune them and have...
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