2018 Growing Season. How was yours?

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  1. Nov 25, 2018 #41

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    I help manage the 20 acre vineyard for our community in the Sierra Foothills in Nor Cal. We had the latest harvest on record and also the largest. The somewhat over cropped Mourvedre struggled to reach 25 brix, but it was the last to get there.
     
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    So, help me understand, this is a community owned and operated vineyard? Do you harvest as a group and then divide the harvest? Or do you have a community winery as well? It's an interesting concept.
     
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    Interested as well!
     
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    It is a community of 88 homes. All the grape varieties are French as well as the look and feel of the community. Everyone has vines in their front yards, as well as 4 larger vineyards around the community. The grapes (including those in the front yards) are owned by the community and sold to local wineries and home winemakers (1,000 lb minimum). We harvested around 58 tons last year. It’s a real working vineyard. The revenue goes back into the community to offset the dues.

    Here is a video drone tour of a house that was for sale, but shows the community pretty well.

     
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    Very nice community!
     
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