The Organic Backyard Vineyard

The Organic Backyard Vineyard Author Tom Powers
ISBN-10 9781604694079
Release 2012-05-16
Pages 188
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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.



From Vines to Wines

From Vines to Wines Author Jeff Cox
ISBN-10 9781580171052
Release 1999-01
Pages 235
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Tells how to select, plant, cultivate, train, prune, protect and harvest grapes, and explains each step in making wine



Understanding Vineyard Soils

Understanding Vineyard Soils Author Robert E. White
ISBN-10 9780199342068
Release 2015-01-27
Pages 280
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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.



Grape Growing

Grape Growing Author Bowe Packer
ISBN-10 9781680324051
Release 2014-09-12
Pages 82
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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.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Starting and Running a Winery

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Starting and Running a Winery Author Thomas Pellechia
ISBN-10 9781440653483
Release 2008-11-04
Pages 368
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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



The Backyard Vintner

The Backyard Vintner Author Jim Law
ISBN-10 0785828265
Release 2011-03-23
Pages 176
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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.



Vineyard Simple

Vineyard Simple Author Tom Powers
ISBN-10 0971766002
Release 2002-07-01
Pages 116
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Describes how to build and maintain a small home based vineyard. Step by step instructions, fully illustrated and with photographs.



Grape Growing

Grape Growing Author Robert J. Weaver
ISBN-10 0471923249
Release 1976-11-19
Pages 371
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Grape Growing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Grape Growing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Grape Growing book for free.



View from the Vineyard

View from the Vineyard Author Clifford P. Ohmart
ISBN-10 9781935879909
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 240
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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.



Great Grapes

Great Grapes Author Annie Proulx
ISBN-10 9781603424097
Release 1982-01-08
Pages 32
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Grapes are among the most desirable and best-known fruits, prized for their beauty, their succulence and varied flavors, their noble metamorphosis into wine, and their more utilitarian roles as sources of fresh juice and tasty jellies. For most growers, the triumph of harvesting fragrant clusters of dusky-bloomed grapes in rose, blue-black, amber, purple, or light red bunches is its own reward--a test of gardening skill. In Great Grapes, you'll learn all you need to know to grow superb grapes, including how to: -Choose the most suitable cultivars for your area -Choose the right site -Prepare the soil -Build trellises -Plant and train the vines -Prune for maximum yield -Propagate new vines -Control pests -Harvest the grapes at the peak of ripeness



Growing Grapes in Texas

Growing Grapes in Texas Author Jim Kamas
ISBN-10 1623491800
Release 2014-10-22
Pages 264
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Complete and approachable manual on grape growing in Texas. 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.



An Unlikely Vineyard

An Unlikely Vineyard Author Deirdre Heekin
ISBN-10 9781603584579
Release 2014-10-29
Pages 371
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Challenged by cold winters, wet summers, and other factors, Deirdre Heekin and her husband set about to grow not only a vineyard, but an orchard of heirloom apples, pears, and plums, as well as gardens filled with vegetables, herbs, roses, and wildflowers destined for their own table and for the kitchen of their small restaurant. They wanted to create, or rediscover, a sense of place, and to grow food naturally using the philosophy and techniques of organics, permaculture, and biodynamic farming. Having travelled and lived in France and Italy, and finding so much respect for place-based traditions, they were sure it would be possible to recreate that lifestyle, and to explore "the notion that life can be lived in both work and play, in a way that offers an honest sustenance." An Unlikely Vineyard tells the story of their farm and its evolution, from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape that melds with its natural environment. But the book is much more than that. It also presents, through the example of their farming journey and winegrowing endeavours, an impressive amount of information on how to think about almost every aspect of gardening: from composting to trellising; from cider and perry making to old garden roses; from pruning (or not) to dealing naturally with pests and diseases.



The Grape Grower

The Grape Grower Author Lon Rombough
ISBN-10 9781890132828
Release 2002
Pages 289
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Shows grape growers how to incorporate organic methods.



The Healthy Grape

The Healthy Grape Author P. Sharpley
ISBN-10 1452875790
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 138
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If you've tried growing grapes for wine making in the past - but have failed miserably. If you just started growing grapes and are unsure of the proper steps. If you're thinking about growing grapes and making wine, then look no further! The Healthy Grape will teach you about the wonderful world of growing grapes and making wine in an easy and enjoyable way. Learn the proper steps for growing healthy grapes that will allow you to make vibrant and delicious wine.



Wine Growers Guide

Wine Growers Guide Author Philip M. Wagner
ISBN-10 9780932664921
Release 1999-10-01
Pages 240
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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.



The Homebuilt Winery

The Homebuilt Winery Author Steve Hughes
ISBN-10 9781603428804
Release 2012-07-04
Pages 208
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Build your own winery! Learn how to set up a home winery and construct all the basic equipment for just a fraction of what commercially manufactured products would cost. Leading you through the entire winemaking process, Steve Hughes includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for making more than 30 essential winemaking tools. From fashioning presses and pumps to the best way to fill and cork bottles, The Homebuilt Winery covers everything you need to know to affordably enjoy delicious, high-quality homemade wine.



From Seed to Skillet

From Seed to Skillet Author Susan Heeger
ISBN-10 9781452107639
Release 2011-12-16
Pages 176
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Jimmy Williams learned all about vegetable gardening at the knee of his grandmother, a South Carolina native from a traditional Gullah community whose members were descendents of Caribbean slaves. He pays homage to his family history in this inspiring step-by-step guide to designing and planting a backyard vegetable garden and growing one's own food. With this essential garden manual, home gardeners can learn how easy it is to plan a garden, design and construct growing beds, tend the crop without using harmful chemicals, harvest gorgeous vegetables, and cook a delicious feast using Jimmy's favorite family recipes.