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The perils of growing Sauvignon blanc in South-Eastern Arizona

No, your vineyard won’t look like this in August! This photo was taken in December before pruning the grapevines for winter.

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The Hobby Vineyard Status | Reporting Mid-July Growth

  • Warm weather with afternoon monsoonal showers.
  • Daytime temeratures in 90° fahrenheit range, cooling into the 60° range overnight.
  • Grapes are on schedule for ripening, averaging 1° brix per week.
  • 2.37″ of rain from July 1 through July 16
  • Low pressure from insects and disease.
  • Applied bird netting 2 weeks ago – minimal damage to date.
  • Signs of Tomato Horn Worms and Grape Leaf Skeletonizers. Spraying with Bacillus thuringiensis every 7 days beginning last week at first sign of pests.
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Desert Evening

Enjoying Keeling-Schaefer Syrah outside by the adobe fireplace.
And wine that makes glad the heart of man… Psalm 104:15

Enjoying Keeling-Schaefer Syrah outside by the adobe fireplace.

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Assyrtiko variety

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyrtiko

Assyrtiko grapevine in Arizona soil
This is the first Assyrtiko variety planted in Arizona.  May 30, 2012.  Propagated and certified virus free by Foundation Plant Services, UC Davis.
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Vitis arizonica

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitis_arizonica

Vitis arizonica - Wild Canyon Grapes
Fort Rucker, AZ. June 2010