Monks Gate Vineyard

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Vineyard photos, including what those early years of planting and nuturing look like!

New vines waiting to be planted.
New vines waiting to be planted.
Vines are planted in clean tilled ground (to eliminate vegitative competition that first year) and protected by grow tubes or, in this case, milk cartons.
Vines are planted in clean tilled ground (to eliminate vegitative competition that first year) and protected by grow tubes or, in this case, milk cartons.
Fully trellised vines on their second leaf (meaning two years old).
Fully trellised vines on their second leaf (meaning two years old).
And we have bloom!
And we have bloom!
Pulling leaves to allow for better air flow and sun.  This is usually done on the east only as the west side gets strong afternoon sun that can burn young clusters.
Pulling leaves to allow for better air flow and sun. This is usually done on the east only as the west side gets strong afternoon sun that can burn young clusters.
Dropping fruit.  Same concept as pruning for long stemmed roses - perfectly good roses have to be sacraficed to get the 'best of show' on the remainder.
Dropping fruit. Same concept as pruning for long stemmed roses - perfectly good roses have to be sacraficed to get the "best of show" on the remainder.
Ron's Mom and Aunt Tempe - we couldn't ask for a more supportive family.
Ron's Mom and Aunt Tempe - we couldn't ask for a more supportive family.
Niece Kelly farms in Hawaii but we drag her up here as often as we can.
Niece Kelly farms in Hawaii but we drag her up here as often as we can.
No our winters don't always look like this - but sometimes!   Plants are peacefully sleeping and undisturbed by our periodic inclement weather.
No our winters don't always look like this - but sometimes! Plants are peacefully sleeping and undisturbed by our periodic inclement weather.

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