Now it’s raining…

It looks like we will have a rainy week. Since Saturday, we had three nights with average temperature above 65F with the relative humidity in 80% or more at Winchester.… Read more

No significant rain so far!

There was a sprinkle in the morning, but so far, we haven’t experienced a significant rain event yet at Winchester. Our Chardonnay and Cabernet sauvignon have been moving its growth… Read more

Rain forcast on next few days.

(Today’s picture is our friend Phomopsis again!Left side has more spots probably because it is closer to the vinewhere the fungus survives and produce spores.Spores were rain splashed to the… Read more

Thank you for your attendance.

I appreciate those of you who showed up at the meeting. I’ll try to visit the meeting in the other regions as much as possible. [I do have a research… Read more

Central VA vineyard meeting at Lovingston tomorrow

A vineyard meeting will be held at Nelson extension center (just south of Food Lion on Thomas nelson Highway (Hwy 29)) at Lovingston from 11 am. I’ll be talking about… Read more

Another frost advisory tomorrow morning (5/19/09)

Our low was low 40’s this morning. It suppose to be warmer tomorrow and I hope that we do not get any frost damage. We’ll see. We received several disease… Read more

Frost Advisory tomorrow morning.

As you may noticed, temperature has been declining since this morning. National weather service is issuing frost advisory from 4 to 9 am tomorrow (Monday) morning for Frederick county. Please… Read more

A wet night and more rains to come

It turned out to be a very nice day for planting at Winchester. We almost finished planting of two vineyards (a total of 1/2 Acre with Chardonnay and Merlot) which… Read more

Thank you for those of you showed up at the vineyard meeting

Thank you for those of you showed up at the vineyard meeting, and we thank Jeff to host the meeting. The notes I used at the meeting can be downloaded… Read more

We have a vineyard meeting tomorrow at Glenn Manor

We are having nice sunny days! Some of shoots in our Chardonnay elongated to 10-inch or so (start to passing E-L 12 stage). And Cabernet sauvignon is catching up with… Read more
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