Copper Horse Vineyard - Arizona

Growing Grapes

Growing Grapes The grapes are growing fast and we might actually have a lot if the wind doesn’t blow them away, if the sun doesn’t burn them, and if the birds don’t eat them. Le raisin pousse Les grapes de raisin poussent vite et nous devrions en avoir beaucoup si le vent ne les souffle […]

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Nematodes

Nematodes We have nematodes, tinny worms that eat vine roots, so to fight them, I’m adding more…But those are predatory nematodes, aka carnivores, and will feast on the bad ones…and other bugs by laying eggs in them. That’s better than chemicals. Nématodes Nous avons une infestation de nématodes, de petits vers qui mangent les racines […]

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Harvest time

Harvest time We had a crazy weather here, and the sugar is going up very quickly in the grapes. We harvested the Muscat at 30 Brix, and the Viognier at 24.6 yesterday. Tomorrow we’ll harvest the Syrah and the Tempranillo. I give a big thank to the fire department who came and helped for free […]

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Snakes Galore

Snakes Galore With the monsoon starting and the rain pouring, snakes are coming out every where. We saw a big Diamond-Back Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox – Venomous) and later a big Gopher Snake (Pituophis Catenifer – Non Venomous) in the vineyard. Both had a length of about 5 feet. Both are enemies and if they meet, […]

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