Interest in wine shows no signs of slowing down—wine tours, tastings, and vacations are now common and homeowners often have space dedicated to their collection. The logical next step? Learning to grow and make your own. In The Organic Backyard Vineyard expert Tom Powers walks the small grower through the entire process of growing grapes, with a month-by-month maintenance guide covering all regions of the U.S. and Canada. He explains everything a beginning grape grower needs to know: how to design and build a vineyard, how to select grapes for each region, how to maximize yield using organic maintenance techniques, how to build a trellis, how to harvest at peak flavor, and how to store grapes for winemaking.This edition includes organic growing information and all new photography.
Author: Clifford P. Ohmart
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Author and entomologist Clifford P. Ohmart brings reason and clarity to the politically loaded and amorphously defined popular world of sustainable viticulture with this unique and comprehensive examination of the subject. View from the Vineyard does much more than explain what "sustainable" means, its practical importance to the wine industry, and the costs of agribusiness as usual. It provides the farmer with a realistic and achievable path to a sustainable vineyard by describing the challenges of practicing sustainable winegrowing, where integrated pest management fits in, how organic and sustainable farming related, a holistic vision for the farm, how to identify and define your farm's resources, methods for developing sustainable goals, creating a plan to achieve your holistic vision, ecosystem management, and understanding the vineyard as habitat. The book concludes with a self-assessment guide in which growers can easily track their progress through these transitional periods.
Author: Robert E. White
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015-02-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.
Author: Thomas Pellechia
Release Date: 2008-11-04
Genre: Business & Economics
Making the dream a reality? For many people, owning and running a winery is a dream job. According to Wine Business Monthly, the number of wineries in the U.S. has jumped 26% in less than three years. To carry out this dream, one must understand that wine making involves both science and art. Starting a winery is just like starting any other business and requires planning and a deep understanding of the industry. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Starting and Running a Winery, readers will learn: ?How to put together a business plan ?Different varieties of grapes and wines ?How to lay out a floor plan and what equipment is needed ?How to promote wines
Interested in learning how to grow grapes? Ready to make your own wine? Then you will want to read on..... Believe it or not there are effective ways on how to grow grapes properly. And I give them to you within this guide. Here is just a bit of what you will discover within this guide - Grape Growing: A Beginners Guide To Discovering The Fundamentals Of Growing Grapes. * Selecting viable land for a vineyard. * Notes on using organic fertilizer. * Guidelines for limestone and nutrient application. * Preparing the vineyard for the planting season. * General guidelines for vineyard design. * Checklist for the Annual Care of Grape Vineyards. * Guidelines for Selecting Grape Cultivars. ”> This guide is designed for those that are ready to learn about growing grapes for themselves and are looking for sound guidelines in getting started. Lets face it, if you do not understand the basic fundamentals for grape growing, then how might you even know where to start. ”> Discover these basic fundamentals, apply them and be well on your way to beginning your grape growing process. Growing grapes can be a daunting task if you don't have the basic foundation on how to get started. Gaining knowledge and understanding of how to effectively grow grapes and care for them, will have you beginning your vineyard on the right foot. ”> About The Author Having more than 25 do-it-yourself and self-help books in print, digital and audio format being sold worldwide, It brings me great pleasure to know I am helping someone, somewhere. Even if it is just one tiny little nugget, it is all worth it to me. So, here I am publishing information to the world for consumption. I hope whatever words your read of mine and in whatever format you choose to read them in, that they make a difference in your life. No matter how small or large that difference maybe, it will tell me (in a cosmic kind of way) that I have done my job...... Scroll up and grab a copy today.
Author: Philip M. Wagner
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
Release Date: 1999-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Back by popular demand, this guide to grape cultivation covers everything from establishing a vineyard to vine ailments. Suitable for both amateur and commercial growers, it considers viticulture conditions throughout North America.
A guide to growing grapes in your garden, on an allotment or other urban space and making delicious home made wine. This book tells the story of amateur vintner and vigneron Paul Olding as he follows his dream to establish a successful urban vineyard in the suburbs of southeast London. An award winning television producer and director by day, for years Paul harboured a dream of setting up a vineyard somewhere close to home, home being the suburbs of London. But was it possible to grow grapes and make fabulous wine in the (sub)urban jungle? He decided to give it a go. With the help of his family, Paul realised his dream and now shares his experience so you too can create your own urban vineyard.
Author: Jim Kamas
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release Date: 2014-10-22
In this complete and approachable manual on grape growing in Texas, Jim Kamas asks the essential question all potential growers need to answer: Why do you want to plant a vineyard? Outlining the challenges and risks to all who think viticulture is a weekend hobby, Kamas then identifies the state’s current grape growing regions and covers everything the commercial or home producer needs to know in order to have a successful vineyard. Well-illustrated text offers chapters on site choice and design, rootstock and fruiting varieties, pruning and training strategies, canopy and floor management, and disease and pest control. Kamas thoroughly explores grapevine horticulture, including the systematics, morphology, nutrition, and water needs of the genus Vitus. Finally, he addresses the issues of equipment and infrastructure before closing with some advice about vineyard-winery relations. Kamas was trained as a student in the grape growing country of western New York by some of the “best viticultural minds” in the US, and grape and wine lovers from all parts of the country will find this book a valuable resource.
Author: Jim Law
Publisher: Crestline Books
Release Date: 2011-03-23
Welcome to your own personal wine country, where you will discover recipes and techniques for making and evaluating fine red, white, and rose wines from one of America's finest winemakers. This accessible guide teaches new and advanced enthusiasts how to select, grow, and harvest grapes that are suited to the different regions around the country, and then, how to make authentic artisan wine from them. If you've ever wanted to make homemade wine but never thought you had the space or ability to make it, you will love this book. The Backyard Vintner is a handy guide to at-home winemaking that teaches the readers the tips and tricks of the trade. With inspiring full-color photographs and step-by-step illustrations, this hardcover reference guide also provides recipes and techniques for making and evaluating fine red, white, and rose wines. The Backyard Vintner teaches you how to start and maintain a vineyard, and provides vital information on topics like planting, trellising, and pruning grapes. With chapters on planting and caring for your grapes, picking, fermenting, fine-tuning the elevage, and bottling your wine, this is a comprehensive guide for do-it-yourself enthusiasts.
Author: Laura Bernini
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
Release Date: 2018-02
Written as an expansive update to the author's previous book, Practical Field Guide to Grape Growing and Vine Physiology serves as a necessary complement to all the processes of modern grape growing in the variety of climes where grapes are found. Organized by growing cycles, the field guide gives detailed prescriptions for managing each season's unique processes: vine dormancy, root growth, canopy training, and identifying various pathogens and bacteria in the winter; bud burst, flower cluster development, and canopy construction in the spring; berry growth, respiration rate, water and nitrogen usage, phenolic metabolism, vigor control, and irrigation or dry farming in the summer; and yield estimates, harvesting, and harvest vine management in the autumn. Also included are detailed explanations of properly adapting grapevines to various sites and agricultural systems.
Author: Thomas A. Plocher
Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild
Release Date: 2005-01-01
There is a recent phenomenon of growing wine grapes in cold climates where it was previously believed impossible. The authors researched and visited grape growing in Estonia, Latvia, Denmark and Belarus and brought back the technology and grape varieties to Minnesota where they have successfully developed vineyards and made the wine.
Making your own vineyard is easy, if you really want to; you've just got to know how, where, and when, and that's it. Now, you can happily gather every bit of information from the comfort of your own home, in just a few days, and having fun. Make Your Own Vineyard is a practical manual for you, if you're interested in learning everything there is to know about grape growing. It tells you how to start a vineyard, plant it properly, placing the rows, installing a trellis system, caring throughout the year, selecting the cultivars, when to seek professional help, pruning, buying essential supplies, watering, protecting from pests, and more. Yes, having plump, juicy grapes, it's truly possible; you just need to know how. Follow the instructions and enjoy. Cheers!