Visiting the Old Vineyard in Croatia

June, 2012 The highlight of my trip to Europe in June was a visit to my family's vineyard in Karlovac Province in Croatia. The old vineyard has been there for well over 100 years and the new one, recently planted…

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Spring Came to the Vineyard Early This Year

April, 2012 Bud break came early this year. The buds appeared in early April and by mid-April we already had 3-4 inches of new green leaves. Winter pruning took place in February and March and we spur pruned the cordons…

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Weekend Winemaker

In 2002, when Donna and Bob Evers of Chevy Chase harvested their first grape crop at their Virginia weekend home, experts told them that the chardonnay and cabernet franc grapes must be picked early in the morning to keep them…

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