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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Holiday Pot Luck Dinner

We had several Springfield guests to our holiday potluck including Dr. Frank Einhellig, Jim Bellis, Sue Morris Laurie Wilson, and Carrie Crews. The food was delicious.    

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Pruning apples

The Research Catawba and the West Catawba vineyards have been pruned. The crew has moved on to the apples and hope to complete this orchard before the holiday break.  

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Home winemaking workshop

Our home winemaking workshop was held yesterday. Forty-three people participated in th eall day workshop that included lectures and demonstrations in the morning and early afternoon followed by at tour of the winery distillery; a wine flaws display including examples …

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Pruning the West Catawbas

This morning the field crew is continuing pruning Catawba grapevines. We have pruned some Norton as well. Both Norton and Catawba are cold hardy varieties that we can prune earlier in the domrant season. We wait until later to prune …

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