Chateau Michaelena Vineyard

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  1. ibglowin

    ibglowin Moderator Super Moderator

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    Some clusters are full others are like that. Could be a nutrient deficiency, not 100% sure. Remember I am trying to grow grapes in soil that looks like this.......


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    ibglowin Moderator Super Moderator

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    Marquette is getting close. 18 Brix at the moment.

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    Looking very good!
     
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    It won't be too long now.
     
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    ibglowin Moderator Super Moderator

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    A very young red wine (Marquette of course). The 2018 season has begun!

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    I logged in back at the beginning of May saw your pictures and was totally shocked as I still had dead looking sticks in my backyard (and still do). Did you make it unscathed through May? Up here it was a pretty uneventful spring compared to last year.
     
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    We had one close call with the Marquette after it broke bud back in April. Got down to ~30 for a short period of time just before sunrise. The Corot Noir and Noiret were still all buttoned up and they came through unscathed. I lost 3 vines over the winter due to we had no moisture at all but I have some Noiret waiting in the wings to replace them. I will try and post a few new pics first chance I get. We are hot and dry at the moment but this weekend it looks like we have a decent shot for some monsoonal rain to kick in which would be wonderful and about a month early to boot!
     
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    How 'bout some current photos of the vineyard? It's been a while since you posted the last ones, I'm sort of anxious to see how things are developing...............
     
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    I’ll second that.
     
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    Vineyard would be false advertising I think. More like a Wine Garden at best!

     
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    Random pics from the backyard and "wine garden". It appears a Spotted Towhee has decided to get ready for some easy picking this Fall.

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    Hmmmmmm, you have vines in your yard.......vineyard!!
     
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    Cool pics, thanks for sharing, like to see the way the grapes grow. Good to see your insect eaters are multiplying too.
     
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    In the first red umbrella picture is that a head pruned vine you are showing? If so, do you have a picture of it pruned and dormant?
     
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    Not head trained, I used 2x2 redwood and built a T using them with about a 6' wide top. Work great for single vines around the patio that don't need a trellis. As the vine gets older and heavier I had to reinforce the T with metal post that I zip tied to the redwood. The trunks of Cold Hardy Grapes are not strong enough to do head training IMHO.

     
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    Best pic of the series! Great action shot with the wise old timer in the back looking on.
     
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    looks like you're off to a good start for your 18 vintage.
     
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    If we get through the spring frost unscathed then the only thing we have to worry about is summer monsoon..........

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