Articles of interest primarily to growers and vineyard managers, but also to winegrape buyers and other winery professionals.
The Vine Line podcast is an audio resource produced by the Lake County Winegrape Commission for grape growers and winemakers. It includes lectures and other technical presentations from across the California wine industry. You can also subscribe on Apple Podcasts.
What is Irrigation Distribution Uniformity? The Lake County Winegrape Commission has assembled two Distribution Uniformity Test kits for growers to borrow and use in their vineyards. The DU Test kits have instruction in English and Spanish. Please stop by the LCWC office in Kelseyville to borrow one of the kits. Please note: Distribution Uniformity […]
A depth well sounder is used to measure the height of water in a well, explains Randy Krag of Beckstoffer Vineyards” “In order to manage our water resources, we have to know if the water table is changing. We have to know if we’re pumping sustainably. Of course it’s going to change with seasons, from […]
Randy Krag (Beckstoffer Vineyards) discusses some of the techniques used to prevent soil erosion, which he says is essential in protection of rivers, waterways, lakes, of habitat of fish and wildlife: “Soil is the foundation of how we produce quality winegrapes, so we want to protect the resource that’s out here. This is the heart […]
“One of the things that makes Lake County soils special is the diversity. We have fairly young soils in the valley floors, we have some very ancient soils in other areas, and we have some very recent volcanic soils up on the red hills. That diversity and our ability to put the right grapes onto […]
Randy Krag from Beckstoffer Vineyards explains how drip irrigation “provides a precise and uniform amount of water, exactly the amount of water that we think the vine needs in a particular period.” He says that vineyard owners used to water vines “a whole lot more than we do now.” However, he says, “it turns out […]
Jeff Lyon, a Lake County vineyard owner, explains that “evapotranspiration” was originally measured by placing a large pan of water in a field and then every day measuring the evaporation from the pan. He says that in the modern viticultural era evapotranspiration, or ET, is calculated based on measurable data such as relative, wind, temperature, […]
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