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Snow, Snow, GO AWAY! It's Time To Prune

Posted by Rodney Hogen on Thursday, April 19, 2018, In : Vineyard News 

The snow is almost gone in the vineyard and the parking lot is drying up a bit.  So, now it's time to think pruning.   The last couple of years I started the end on April and finished around the middle of May.   With the warmer temperatures my plan is to start working in the vineyard next week.....starting on April 23.    I have some netting to take down and wires to tighten before I start to prune and just a day to get ready.    What I could use for help this year, is to have someone to take...

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It's Spring (soon maybe?) & Time To Prune

Posted by Rodney Hogen on Thursday, April 3, 2014, In : Vineyard News 
As I watch the snow fall outside and notice that my calendar says it spring, I have to wonder "when"?  Well!   It always has in the past and I think our grapes are starting to move around a bit and getting ready to wake up for another year.     So!    The plan is to start pruning the week of the 7th and continue till we are finished.    If you would like to learn more about pruning we are setting aside Saturday 12th and 19th as  " Prune and Learn Days".   Food and refreshments will be ...

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Pruning Party - May 4th!

Posted by Rodney Hogen on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Vineyard News 

Hello Fellow Wine Lovers!

The snow has FINALLY melted and the vines are ready for pruning.  So we'll be hosting a Pruning Party Saturday, May 4th.  We'll be providing food & refreshments too.  Not sure how to prune vines? No problem as we'll give you a quick lesson as it's super easy.  If you can help out, please give me a call at 701-238-3337.

Thanks much!


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"Pruners Always Welcome"

Posted by Rodney hogen on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, In : Vineyard News 
It's spring and the pruning has begun!  Last week my son Darin and I spent a couple of days pruning and we are about half done.  All of the Frontenac Gris are pruned and only a few of the Marquette's are left.  Both varieties survived another winter in good shape and we lost less than 1%.  Darin and I also pruned the Frontenac Gris in the gofer vineyard and also started on the King of the North.   

Darin who has lived in the Wine Country of Oregon for the past 14 years was a fast learn...
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