Archive for June, 2009

Watch them grow

June 9th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Didn’t believe the vines were growing an inch a day? Look at this.vines2

Busy, busy, busy

June 6th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

The vine are up to the top wire in many places (6 feet) and growing. This is ideal weather for growing but also for mildew. We ar hoeing, suckering, and putting in pencil rods. The guests are loving the experience.

Will be preparing for bloom next week with protection for the new flowers.

new leafs

Amazing Guests

June 3rd, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

We are continually amazed at how wonderful all our guests are that visit us to stay at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn. Not only are our guests wonderful and very interesting, they also are a diverse group coming from all over the world. This week we have had guests from Boston, Atlanta, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Sydney.

We have a Wine Club group from Houston coming in tomrrow to visit and have a special wine tasting event.

Our guests also love the opportunity to explore the property and the vineyard; and learn more about viticulture.

So many of our guests become friends and return time and again, bring other friends on their return, send other friends to stay with us, come back for a wine dinner, attend a wine dinner in their area that we are attending, or just stay in touch and learn what is going on in the vineyard.

Cheers!

Vineyard work

June 3rd, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Our guests are enjoying working in the vineyard this morning. We are teaching them to shoot position and raise catch wires. Our guests love the opportunity to experience the work going on in the vineyard at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn. Many feel a kinship to the grapes and buy futures of the vintage they have played a roll in. It is a great connection.

Some choose to spend a half day or all day in the vineyard learning the entire seasonal cycle from pruning in January to harvest in October. We love to do it as well.

Then of course we must taste the wines that came from those vines!wiresnew leafs