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  1. vinividivici

    Anyone Growing Marquette Grapes?

    I'm leaving the forum as I've lost interest in growing the Marquettes or any other vines. Also stopped making wine. Thanks to all who've made suggestions, etc. This site is a fantastic resource and I'll point people in this direction if they ask about wine making. Take care. Bob
  2. vinividivici

    Greetings from the Capital Region of NY, Albany NY.

    Welcome You've joined the best wine making site in the world. A LOT of experts on this board and will always respond to your questions, sometimes within minutes. Welcome aboard! Bob NE of Syracuse
  3. vinividivici

    Fermentation Gusher - Good or Bad?

    I used 1/4 tsp based on the responses on I got on this thread last year (posts #10 & #11): http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/f60/thin-film-my-montepulciano-17669/index2.html Bob
  4. vinividivici

    Fermentation Gusher - Good or Bad?

    Hi Pam, Re my friend's beer mold, it was rubbery and thick. Some searches said it was a harmless mold and is actually a delicacy that's grown in some African countries and elsewhere. He dumped it, though. Probably a good idea. I tasted my Carmenere with a wine thief sample, just a micro...
  5. vinividivici

    Fermentation Gusher - Good or Bad?

    1) 1/4 tsp of KMETA added after first rack 2) yes 3) I topped off the carboy with 750 ml of Merlot on 6 Nov 2012. The airlock was topped off with pure vodka The carboy is stored in my wine cellar room. Always dark and ~ 60 degrees. We were out of town for two weeks. I should have checked...
  6. vinividivici

    Chateau Michaelena Vineyard

    Looking Good! Harvesting soon? Can you please check out my problem batch on this thread: http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/f5/fermentation-gusher-good-bad-31726/index2.html Haven't had any replies yet. Thanks, Bob
  7. vinividivici

    Fermentation Gusher - Good or Bad?

    Is My Carmenere Batch Ruined? A flat "growth" has appeared on the surface just below the neck of the carboy. I've been checking the levels of wine in the necks of my three batches and can't believe this one lost so much liquid. Regardless, this looks like a fungal growth that a friend of mine...
  8. vinividivici

    Anyone Growing Marquette Grapes?

    North, welcome to the thread and forum. Sounds like you are very well prepared! Good luck and post updates for us. Bob PS: we went through your area last week on Amtrak's Empire Builder. Managed to see Glacier Mtn during the daylight this time. Stunning.
  9. vinividivici

    Chateau Michaelena Vineyard

    Wowza! Picture perfect! Was in OR for two weeks recently while our area got rain every day. Got back to find all my 3rd year harvest clusters covered in fungus. When you were in OR, did you get to Hawk's View? Private winery south of Portland, big Pinot Noir grower and superb wine. PS...
  10. vinividivici

    Anyone Growing Marquette Grapes?

    Thanks, Rich. Exactly the info I need at this point. I hope things are going well for you. Bob
  11. vinividivici

    Anyone Growing Marquette Grapes?

    I went row by row last evening and I estimate about 20% of the clusters aren't affected - yet. Regardless of that, should the entire vineyard be sprayed to save the vines? I read that the infected parts should be pruned and burned, but it didn't say if that's done in the Fall, Winter or early...
  12. vinividivici

    Anyone Growing Marquette Grapes?

    I thought it might be bad, but I appreciate your diagnosis. All part of the learning experience. :( Is it worth cutting the clusters that have it, or should I assume that all the vines have the fungus present, whether showing it or not? Could I spray it now for the clusters that don't...
  13. vinividivici

    Anyone Growing Marquette Grapes?

    Loads of Clusters - Please Comment on Health Status I'm sure some of them are no good, but overall evaluation of this first harvest (3rd year) would be most appreciated. Also, some recs on the netting. I'm tempted to go with Double A, but would also like to know your recs based on experience...
  14. vinividivici

    Vineyard From the Beginning- Grapeman

    I wish I had used that track model when I bored the holes for my vines and apple trees. The rental center only had a wheeled Bobcat and it was a challenge on the slope and the soft ground. It was hard keeping the rows straight and not rolling it over. Hope you are doing well with your medical...
  15. vinividivici

    Anyone Growing Marquette Grapes?

    As much as it hurts to prune off the little clusters, Greg is correct. Mine are now three years old and I spent two hours pruning off all the clusters (and they were loaded!) except one on each shoot. Good luck! Bob
  16. vinividivici

    Chateau Michaelena Vineyard

    Looking good, Mike! Re the fertilizer for the Marquette, was it necessary due to poor soil conditions? I know that it's not normally recommended because of the nutrients going to the excessive vegetative growth vs. the root system, trunk, etc. Or am I wrong on that? Wouldn't be surprised if...
  17. vinividivici

    Anyone Growing Marquette Grapes?

    Thanks Greg and Mike. Special thanks to Rich for the "net installer" tool! Any recommendations on specific nets? Tight weave? :b Bob
  18. vinividivici

    Anyone Growing Marquette Grapes?

    First Harvest of My Marquettes This Year - Bird Netting? I've read and heard of too many tales of birds eating an entire crop of grapes and would like to avoid that. I looked at Double A's bird woven nets and might buy them. Perhaps Grapeman or other upstate NY growers can comment on whether...
  19. vinividivici

    Anyone Growing Marquette Grapes?

    Looking great. Simply radiant! :b Bob
  20. vinividivici

    Anyone Growing Marquette Grapes?

    Got it. Looks like a January scene! I misread your post, thought you were saying it was a fine memorial day weekend. Thanks. Bob
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