Vineyard

The Birth of Carinyena

On one of my last morning walks before our COVID-19 lockdown, I hiked up to an area that we’ve visited before but not often. I told you about it in this post. There was a very small plot of old vines up there that had recently been removed.

In early May, my friend Hanna who works at the vineyard sent me some video of them plowing this plot in preparation for new vines. She told me they were planting Carinyena, which is a red grape variety. You can read more about it here. Looking at the video Bob and I were trying to guess where it was. We could tell that it was an elevated plot and figured out where it was. The next morning, bright and early, I ventured up there to have a look.

Just look at that soil.

A couple of days later I returned to see the new vines planted.

See the red topped vine in the photo below?

I asked why each vine has its own pole and that is because it needs to have the grapes loose, well ventilated, and have some shade from the leaves. The photo below is of a plot close by the new vines.

A few short weeks later and look at the growth.

And the photos below I took two days ago.

This plot is so small and away from their other plots that we’ve wondered why bother. Well…the other day I found out why. Ah, but that is a story for another day.

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