Just before sunrise on each harvest day, the crew rolls out with music emanating from the tractor down the vine rows. The team moves through the vines like a cohesive organism.
As a part of the assurance of high-quality grapes, it’s crucial the grapes are harvested at the precise moment of ideal ripening. The ripeness of a grape is determined by sugar and acidity levels.
May 23rd, 2022, Threemile Vineyard hosts a white wine tasting event with the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association.
Understanding pruning techniques that work symbiotically with a vines’ natural growth habits is key to sustainable wine grape growing.
The consistent monitoring of soil moisture enables us to strategically minimize the use of irrigation during the growing season.
In our approach to nurturing the land with sustainable farming, an analysis of our erosive concerns is being addressed to supplement a fertile accumulation of topsoil.
Grape vine pruning serves to balance the production between vegetative and reproductive growth to stimulate high quality wine grape yields.
Mitchell Lewis & Staver
Mitchell Wine Group
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