Yesterday, I drove out to Dunhams Run to spend a day working in the vineyard. I wanted to learn about grape growing and wine making from the source. After all, don't we all want a bottle of Uncorked Wine at some point in the future?
We spent the morning tying up 3-year old Marquette vines. These are just getting to the point where they will start to produce enough grapes to make wine. The training process takes a few years with grape vines. First you need to strengthen and straighten the trunk, which takes a couple years. Then you work to train the vines around wires that will hold the plant up when it's loaded with grapes.
After a hot cup of coffee, we went back to the vineyard to continue tying plants. This time it was still Marquette grapes, but they were a couple years older. I can wait to see my handiwork start to grow!
On the way back to the city, I got a little artsy with nature. There were a few beaver lodges and I just loved the look of the red dogwood against the brown grasses. Enjoy the pics.
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