Put up or ? I got myself a vineyard

Winemaking Talk - Winemaking Forum

Help Support Winemaking Talk - Winemaking Forum:

NorCal

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Joined
Apr 17, 2014
Messages
3,457
Reaction score
4,190
Location
Sierra Foothills, Nor Cal
You guys are too kind. I will say that even though I buy grapes (for the most part) from commercial vineyards, I’m still often disappointed with the fruit. Now I will only have the person in the mirror to complain to. Another shot on how close the vines are to the barn, 12 rows total.
7020A112-15FB-4AFA-B609-BAEC1ED70AB9.jpeg
 

Khristyjeff

Supporting Members
WMT Supporter
Joined
Apr 16, 2020
Messages
309
Reaction score
335
Location
Northern Illinois
You guys are too kind. I will say that even though I buy grapes (for the most part) from commercial vineyards, I’m still often disappointed with the fruit. Now I will only have the person in the mirror to complain to. Another shot on how close the vines are to the barn, 12 rows total.
View attachment 75540
Wow, that looks awesome. Best of luck to you!
 

Khristyjeff

Supporting Members
WMT Supporter
Joined
Apr 16, 2020
Messages
309
Reaction score
335
Location
Northern Illinois
This is impressive to me. Moving big things. The shot of the truck driving away with the tall Junipers , clay tile roof and flowering shrub is so California to me. Beautiful.
 

Johnd

Senior Member
WMT Supporter
Joined
Jun 10, 2015
Messages
6,916
Reaction score
7,279
Location
South Louisiana
Looks like there’s plenty of room on the farm to add some more vines,,,,,,,
 

NorCal

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Joined
Apr 17, 2014
Messages
3,457
Reaction score
4,190
Location
Sierra Foothills, Nor Cal
Nice shop did you build your own door pulls? They look real cool!
Yes, the pulls are fashioned after our winery “ branding”, K&K for Ken and Kathi, my better for 37 years.

A bigger look at the space. With so many moving parts, bits and pieces, I'm thinking of making some shelves with doors to hide all this stuff when not in use. With lumber prices, I'm sure it will cost $$$, but I'd like this to also be a place we can hang out, drink wine and not just a work space.
54587C18-7BC3-4174-BEA7-E690A85A2F57.jpg
 
Last edited:

treesaver

wino
Joined
Aug 31, 2016
Messages
208
Reaction score
56
Yeah, I got three projects. All have been sitting after I moved here. Had too much to do to get back to them. A 32 chevy, ground up build is about 60% done, a 40 chevy PU, and a 60 chevy 2dr station wagon, that I used to drag race fourty years ago. Don't think I'll live long enough to finish them, at this rate!
 

mainshipfred

Junior Member
WMT Supporter
Joined
Feb 25, 2017
Messages
4,445
Reaction score
3,397
Location
Centerville, Northern Virginia
Yes, the pulls are fashioned after our winery “ branding”, K&K for Ken and Kathi, my better for 37 years.

A bigger look at the space. With so many moving parts, bits and pieces, I'm thinking of making some shelves with doors to hide all this stuff when not in use. With lumber prices, I'm sure it will cost $$$, but I'd like this to also be a place we can hang out, drink wine and not just a work space.
View attachment 77066
With all the potential for that space will you be keeping the original cold box for sentimental reasons?
 

Old Corker

Phil
WMT Supporter
Joined
Jan 11, 2019
Messages
216
Reaction score
344
Location
Central Texas
I am so envious of your setup. I'm curious if you're going to build a separation between the horse quarters and the wine making operation. Our horses generate a lot of dust and other stuff I would want to keep separate from the wine making.
 

NorCal

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Joined
Apr 17, 2014
Messages
3,457
Reaction score
4,190
Location
Sierra Foothills, Nor Cal
With all the potential for that space will you be keeping the original cold box for sentimental reasons?
I'll see how it goes. It wouldn't take much to just build another room and have the AC unit direct the hot air outside. But right now, the daily temps are over 100 degrees, so I couldn't skip a day without the box and 75 gallons of wine.
 

NorCal

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Joined
Apr 17, 2014
Messages
3,457
Reaction score
4,190
Location
Sierra Foothills, Nor Cal
I am so envious of your setup. I'm curious if you're going to build a separation between the horse quarters and the wine making operation. Our horses generate a lot of dust and other stuff I would want to keep separate from the wine making.
Very good point. The Mrs. has asked the same thing, so I don't disturb her horses and chickens with the stuff I will be doing. The horse(s) will not be moved to the property until after the grape season, but I could see that this is something I need to think about.
 

Latest posts

Top