Category Archives: Regional Reports

PVCC Viticulture and Enology class schedule

Classes begin this month for Piedmont Virginia Community College certificates in Enology and Viticulture. Class offerings include: Start-Up Vineyard Classes at Monticello Join Gabriele Rausse for this field-oriented experience in the principles and practices of grapevine production. Class begins in August … Continue reading

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Regional Report: Northern Virginia

Spring 2011 is pretty much history now. Compared to last year this one was a bit more “normal”. By that I mean bud break was in the third week of April as opposed to the first week as it was … Continue reading

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Regional Report: Central Virginia

June 10, 2011 marks my seventh year of growing grapes, still a newcomer to many of our more experienced growers, but long enough to notice the trend that every season presents its own challenges. Bud break in the area was … Continue reading

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Regional Report: Central Virginia

After what has felt like the proverbial long cold winter, spring is rapidly approaching. As usual I find myself going from having plenty of time to being on the verge of seriously behind schedule. The installation and planting of another … Continue reading

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Regional Report: Northern Virginia

Winter of 2010-11 is just about history and as always it can’t leave a moment too soon. Not that it was a terribly harsh winter here in Northern Virginia. We certainly didn’t get the huge snowfall we got last year. … Continue reading

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Regional Report: Southern Piedmont

Activity in the southern grape growing region is generally focused around final pruning and getting equipment and other resources ready for the new season. We had a rather cold winter but not too much in the way of precipitation. I … Continue reading

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Regional Report: Shenandoah Valley

After a long dry growing season last year, we have endured a droughty winter in the Shenandoah Valley. Here at the north end, we received only eight inches of rain between November and February. Further south, as little as five … Continue reading

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