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  1. Oct 15, 2019 #1

    Machinist Nick

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    Hi folks, new (ish) wine maker here in the great white north!
    I've been making wine and beer for about 6 years now, nothing intense though, 3 or 4 batches a year.
    I bought 40 acres of freedom in the country a few years back, so I'm slowly building up a vineyard and orchard, plus a garden and all the classic "back to the land" stuff.
    Pretty happy to have found this forum, it's helped me a bunch already! lol

    Cool to see such a cross section of people, from hobbyists like me, to professionals making a living from it.
     
  2. Oct 16, 2019 #2

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    Welcome to WMT, Nick!
     
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    Welcome, Nick! I'm also from MB. What kind of grapes are you growing?
     
  4. Oct 16, 2019 #4

    Machinist Nick

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    I've got a few valiants, though after last winter they were hit back pretty hard
    Next year I'm thinking of planting maybe a dozen or so vines. And then hope we dont have another week long stretch of -40! lol
    Beyond that I've got raspberries, saskatoons, haskaps, black currants, and wild plums.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2019 #5

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    Welcome, neighbor. FYI - NDSU has some promising new experimental varieties that may be suitable for your climate coming out in the next few years.
     
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    Welcome to the forums. Glad your here.
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