Grow a Vineyard to Create Homemade Wine

When you grow a vineyard to create homemade wine sharing a bottle of wine made from your own vineyard harvest is sublime. Includes information on grape varieties, establishing the vineyard, pruning and kniffin and high-renewal training diagrams.



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A glass of crisp white wine—or perhaps of a hearty red—is the perfect accompaniment to good food and fellowship . . . and that drink can be all the more special if it's a product of your own labor.
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Harvest time, then, is a period of great anguish for all vineyard keepers. Pick too soon and you risk making sour, puckery wine. Wait too long and you take a chance of losing your now fragile crops to birds, insects, or frost.
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Diagram: Figure 1 Kiffin training.
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Diagram: Figure B Same vine at end of growing season.
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Diagram: Figure C Same vine pruned to single cane and spur.
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Diagram: Figure A Vine pruned to single cane and spur.
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Diagram: Figure 2 High-renewal training.
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