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September 11, 2017 | OS VINE

Starting a Winery - Oswald Winery

Having a vineyard is romantic AND a lot of hard work. I'm talking physical labor here folks! Labor that I didn't know about when we started. I expect that starting a winery will be the same. It seems romantic but you just don't realize the work involved!  Continue »

Time Posted: Sep 11, 2017 at 5:35 PM Permalink to Starting a Winery - Oswald Winery Permalink
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August 28, 2017 | OS VINE

2017 Roussanne Grape Harvest

Our Roussanne grape harvest is almost over and we beat the bunch rot this year!  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 28, 2017 at 5:38 PM Permalink to 2017 Roussanne Grape Harvest Permalink
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August 21, 2017 | OS VINE

Bunch Rot in the Vineyard

Unfortunately, I must revisit a post I made last year about bunch rot in the vineyard. Last year, it was bunch rot in the Roussanne grapes. You can see photos of how they looked by clicking the link.  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 21, 2017 at 5:41 PM Permalink to Bunch Rot in the Vineyard Permalink
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August 7, 2017 | OS VINE

How to Catch a Swarm of Bees

How to catch a swarm of bees is maybe not something you wonder about. But, when you see a swarm, and know the potential they have, it is a shame to let them go! You could add to your collection of backyard bees!  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 7, 2017 at 5:43 PM Permalink to How to Catch a Swarm of Bees Permalink
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July 3, 2017 | OS VINE

Canopy Management in the Vineyard

The grapevines are growing well and looking beautiful. Everything that you see above ground on the vines is considered part of the canopy. As you can tell in the photo, it is getting quite large! That means that it is time to think about managing it. For us, canopy management in the vineyard and raising wires go hand in hand.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jul 3, 2017 at 5:45 PM Permalink to Canopy Management in the Vineyard Permalink
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June 26, 2017 | OS VINE

Trellising Grapevines - the Albarino

Thankfully, the albarino grapevines that were planted in the spring are growing very well. That means that it is time for trellising grapevines!  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 26, 2017 at 5:48 PM Permalink to Trellising Grapevines - the Albarino Permalink
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May 8, 2017 | OS VINE

Planting Albarino - the Last Acre

After almost a three week wait, we have finally finished planting Albarino grapevines. This brings the total to 4 acres Albarino and 1 acre Roussanne planted for 2017.  Continue »

Time Posted: May 8, 2017 at 5:51 PM Permalink to Planting Albarino - the Last Acre Permalink
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April 24, 2017 | OS VINE

Hail Damage in the Vineyard

Last Sunday began in an unusual way - it was Resurrection Sunday and we hosted a sunrise service on our patio! It was also one of our son's 12th birthday ! Little did we know the hail damage in the vineyard that was to come!  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 24, 2017 at 5:53 PM Permalink to Hail Damage in the Vineyard Permalink
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April 17, 2017 | OS VINE

Planting Grapevines 2017 - Albarino and Roussanne

We are expanding the vineyard and adding 5 more acres! Planting Grapevines 2017 gives us a total of 37 acres of grapes.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 17, 2017 at 8:10 PM Permalink to Planting Grapevines 2017 - Albarino and Roussanne Permalink
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April 4, 2017 | OS VINE

Almost Finished Pruning - 30 Acres Done, 2 to Go!

We are almost finished pruning! You cannot believe what happy campers we are around here! We have pruned 30 1/3 acres and only have 2 more to go - one more day.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 4, 2017 at 8:14 PM Permalink to Almost Finished Pruning - 30 Acres Done, 2 to Go! Permalink