Grapes are the most popular and widely grown fruit in the world. From the tropics to Alaska, grapes will grow successfully in almost every climate. Whether you raise them for fresh eating, or for making wine, juice, or jellies and preserves, the right grapes will reward you with abundant crops for a modest investment of time and effort. Now for the first time comes a book for grape growers who wish to use organic growing methods to raise healthy, thriving vineyards in the backyard or on a small commercial scale. The Grape Grower distills the broad knowledge and long-time personal experience of Lon Rombough, one of North America's foremost authorities on viticulture. From finding and preparing the right site for your vineyard to training, trellising, and pruning vines to growing new grapes from seeds and cuttings, The Grape Grower offers thorough and accessible information on all the basics. The chapters on grape species, varieties, and hybrids are alone worth the price of a college course in viticulture. Technical information on the major (and minor) insect pests and diseases that affect grapes, as well as their organic controls, makes this book an invaluable reference that readers will turn to again and again. Rombaugh also provides a wealth of information on hardy but little-known grapes that are native to North America, and on a wide range of topics, including: pruning neglected or overgrown vines growing grapes on arbors and in greenhouses controlling animal pests in the vineyard bunch grapes and muscadine grapes for the South winter protection, and how to increase the hardiness of grapes creating your own new varieties
A Guide to Organic Viticulture
Author: Lon Rombough
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Interest in wine shows no signs of slowing down—wine tours, tastings, and vacations are now common and homeowners often have space dedicated to their collection. The logical next step? Learning to grow and make your own. In The Organic Backyard Vineyard expert Tom Powers walks the small grower through the entire process of growing grapes, with a month-by-month maintenance guide covering all regions of the U.S. and Canada. He explains everything a beginning grape grower needs to know: how to design and build a vineyard, how to select grapes for each region, how to maximize yield using organic maintenance techniques, how to build a trellis, how to harvest at peak flavor, and how to store grapes for winemaking.This edition includes organic growing information and all new photography.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Your Own Grapes
Author: Tom Powers
Publisher: Timber Press
Imagine having a fun and rewarding career that gives you the opportunity to turn your love of fine wines into a profitable business. Imagine having a business that creates new wines with your name on the label. As the owner of a wine business, you can choose to have a vineyard to grow grapes, a winery to produce wine, or both. When you start a winery or vineyard, you will become part of a growing industry as rich as a chilled bottle of Chardonnay. Wine sales in the U.S. have more than doubled since the early 1990s. In 2008, sales of wines produced in the U.S. increased over the previous year, despite the downturn in the economy. Wine is a drink that never goes out of style, but it is particularly trendy today. Popularized in the Academy Award winning movie Sideways and the bestselling book French Women Don't Get Fat, wine's health benefits have been extensively reported in North American news media. At one time, the only place that wine grapes were grown commercially in the U.S. was in California, mainly in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. While the number of wineries in California continues to grow, today there are wineries in every U.S. state and many provinces. No matter where you live, you might choose to: * Open a traditional winery, and personally oversee how your wine products are made, stored, and shipped * Save money getting into the wine business by starting a micro-winery or a virtual winery * Start an estate winery that becomes a popular tourist destination * Offer exciting events such as wine tastings and winery tours to increase your profits If starting a winery sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Winery Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the winery and vineyard business. This guide shares insider tips to help you start your own winery or vineyard from successful winery owners and experts. Among the wine industry professionals who share expert advice in this FabJob guide are: * Gino L. Filippi, wine writer and co-owner of Joseph Filippi Winery and Vineyards which has won many awards for wine-making excellence including the Gold Medal and Best of Class in the 2009 New World International Wine Competition * Joel Peterson, co-owner of Ravenswood Winery of Sonoma, California, a winery which devotes attention to full-flavored varietal wines that rival the quality of Europe's finest * Paul Reidl, wine industry attorney and consultant, who worked with E. & J. Gallo Winery and is a member of the International Wine Law Association The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to start a winery business in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening a winery in any country. It includes: How to Start a Winery or Vineyard Business * How to create a business plan for your winery or vineyard * Deciding what kind of vineyard or winery business to start * An overview of options for your winery business: - Buying an established winery or vineyard (including how to find wineries and vineyards for sale) - Buying a winery franchise - Opening a new winery or vineyard * How to choose a location for a winery or vineyard * Grape varieties to consider (plus information about growing grapes in cold climates) * Important systems you'll need to set up a vineyard including trellising and irrigation * Equipment and supplies you need to start a winery business and where to get them * Costs of opening a winery or vineyard * Where to get start-up financing for your vineyard or winery business (includes sample start-up budgets) * Choosing a name for your winery * Information about important business matters including insurance, incorporation, and regulations for wineries Managing Your Winery or Vineyard * How to develop effective systems for running your vineyard or winery on a daily basis * The wine-making process, including how to prepare your grapes for fermentation * Deciding whether to bottle your own wine or hire a bottling service * What to include on your wine labels plus information on trademarking your labels * How to set your wine prices to maximize your profits * How to manage your wine inventory * Advice for transporting your grapes * Marketing strategies for wineries * How to find a distributor so you can sell your wine to retail stores * Setting up a website for direct-to-consumer wine sales * Regulations you need to be aware of when selling your wine * Special events to attract customers and increase sales, including: - Your grand opening - Winery tours - Wine tastings * How to find and hire great vineyard and winery employees Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including: * Resources for becoming a wine expert * Increasing your income by offering other services at your vineyard (such as weddings or "pick your own grapes" for wine hobbyists) * Information about making wine with other types of fruit * Valuable samples and checklists for starting your winery or vineyard business, including: - Sample grape purchase agreement - Sample winery purchase checklist - Sample budgets for a winery or vineyard - Sample daily sales report - Vineyard supplies checklist - Winery supplies checklist - Sample press release - Sample grand opening plan * And more!
Author: Brenna Pearce
Category: Business & Economics
Written by successful and respected industry professionals, How to Launch Your Wine Career gives practical, real-world advice on how to land, develop, and succeed in a career in wine making and production, vineyard management, marketing and sales, public relations, writing, education, winery management and administration, direct-to-consumer sales, and more. Featuring interviews with some of wine's most prominent figures—including winemaker Heidi Barrett and wine writer James Laube of Wine Spectator—the book builds a career from the ground up, explaining job descriptions, educational and skill requirements, the career ladder, how to get started, and job hunting strategies. Each chapter ends with a helpful resource guide of available conferences, books, and websites. The appendix provides a detailed action plan worksheet to help the prospective applicant plan, plot progress, and nail that killer wine industry job.
Author: Liz Thach,Brian D'Emilio
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
Reviews scientific and technological information about the world's major food plants and their culinary uses. This title features a chapter that discusses nutritional and other fundamental scientific aspects of plant foods. It covers various categories of food plants such as cereals, oilseeds, fruits, nuts, vegetables, legumes, herbs, and spices.
Author: Ernest Small
Publisher: NRC Research Press
Category: Food crops
"Oregon Viticulture is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to successful strategies and methods for commercial vineyards in Oregon that will be extremely valuable both for current winegrape growers and for prospective growers." "The structure and physiology of grapevines is concisely summarized, and viticulture principles are introduced throughout the book. Standard production practices are described, and separate chapters discuss sustainable viticulture practices and organic grape growing. In addition, Oregon Viticulture addresses important business management topics not usually found in similar books, including economics, marketing and contracts, compliance with government regulations, and labor management." "Commercial winegrape growers, students, researchers, serious home viticulturists, and individuals with a strong interest in Northwest wines and the wine industry will find Oregon Viticulture to be a valuable reference and easy-to-use textbook and guide."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Edward William Hellman
Category: Technology & Engineering
The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.
Author: Robert E. White
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Making the dream a reality? For many people, owning and running a winery is a dream job. According to Wine Business Monthly, the number of wineries in the U.S. has jumped 26% in less than three years. To carry out this dream, one must understand that wine making involves both science and art. Starting a winery is just like starting any other business and requires planning and a deep understanding of the industry. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Starting and Running a Winery, readers will learn: ?How to put together a business plan ?Different varieties of grapes and wines ?How to lay out a floor plan and what equipment is needed ?How to promote wines
Author: Thomas Pellechia
Category: Business & Economics
This is a handbook resulting from more than 30 years experience of vine growing. It is a very practical guide for selecting varieties for the table, for wine and for decoration. It describes logical routes to successful viticulture and viniculture whether outdoors, indoors on walls or in pots. More than 100 varieties are described and assessed for their suitability for home-growing including newer low and no-spray hybrids, which are suitable for organic culture. There are chapters on husbandry, preparing and keeping grapes for the table, the making of still and sparkling wines, juicing, verjuice and vinegar making. This, the 3rd edition, is completely updated and includes experience with seedless varieties of which 14 are described and assessed. Well illustrated with 52 colour photographs and many line drawings, this book is a comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to grow grapes or...simply to learn more about them.
A Practical Gardeners' Guide to Varieties, Husbandry, Harvesting and Processing
Author: Alan Rowe
CLICK HERE to download the first two chapters from The Green Vine * A charismatic guide to understanding environmentally-friendly wines — from defining labels to reviewing vineyard practices * Features personally-tested profiles of sustainable wines that everyone needs to try * California, Washington, and Oregon rank #1–3 nationally as having the most wineries per state Most people don’t want to think about their wine too much; they just want to enjoy it. At the same time, more and more people are thinking about where their food comes from. Why not ask the same questions about wine? It’s a product that faces many of the same industry, environment, and economic issues as that sustainable steak or fresh home-grown salad on your plate. Traditional wine production is currently under threat from increasingly homogenized commercial processes and suffers from a large carbon footprint — from bottle and cork materials to water runoff and erosion. Many winemakers are starting to take environmental stewardship very seriously, changing how they grow grapes and make wine. With The Green Vine, wine expert Shannon Borg demystifies the terms of sustainable wine-making and lays out a simple guide to West Coast wines and wineries that use both historical and modern sustainable practices. She explains why it’s important to consider how wine is produced and packaged, and why growing methods, soil health, and water resources matter. She then embarks on a wine-tasting tour of nearly 200 sustainable wineries in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, British Columbia, and Idaho — profiling the winemakers and farmers who are leading the green Wine movement. Winner of the Nautilus Awards 2014 "Better Books for a Better World" Silver Award!
A Guide to West Coast Sustainable, Organic, and Biodynamic Wineries
Author: Shannon Borg
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
A guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents includes information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
Author: Jeff Herman
Category: Authors and publishers
An Introductory Handbook for Growers
Author: Lori Ann Thrupp
Category: Wine and wine making
Category: Wine and wine making
Der Weinatlas, der große Klassiker der Weinliteratur, liegt nun als sechste und bisher auch umfangreichste Ausgabe vor. Erneut haben Jancis Robinson und Hugh Johnson die gesamte Weinwelt unter die Lupe genommen und führen den Leser kenntnisreich und kurzweilig durch alle Weinregionen der Welt zu den bedeutendsten Weinen und ihren Produzenten. 200 hervorragende Karten von Übersichtskarten bis zu Detailkarten im Maßstab 1:25.000 erklären die Herkunft und geografischen Hintergründe der besten Weine aus allen 5 Kontinenten. Der Weinatlas ist ein wertvoller und unverzichtbarer Begleiter durch die ganze Welt des Weins.
Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER
Author and entomologist Clifford P. Ohmart brings reason and clarity to the politically loaded and amorphously defined popular world of sustainable viticulture with this unique and comprehensive examination of the subject. View from the Vineyard does much more than explain what "sustainable" means, its practical importance to the wine industry, and the costs of agribusiness as usual. It provides the farmer with a realistic and achievable path to a sustainable vineyard by describing the challenges of practicing sustainable winegrowing, where integrated pest management fits in, how organic and sustainable farming related, a holistic vision for the farm, how to identify and define your farm's resources, methods for developing sustainable goals, creating a plan to achieve your holistic vision, ecosystem management, and understanding the vineyard as habitat. The book concludes with a self-assessment guide in which growers can easily track their progress through these transitional periods.
A Practical Guide to Sustainable Winegrape Growing
Author: Clifford P. Ohmart
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
Grapes are among the most desirable and best-known fruits, prized for their beauty, their succulence and varied flavors, their noble metamorphosis into wine, and their more utilitarian roles as sources of fresh juice and tasty jellies. For most growers, the triumph of harvesting fragrant clusters of dusky-bloomed grapes in rose, blue-black, amber, purple, or light red bunches is its own reward--a test of gardening skill. In Great Grapes, you'll learn all you need to know to grow superb grapes, including how to: -Choose the most suitable cultivars for your area -Choose the right site -Prepare the soil -Build trellises -Plant and train the vines -Prune for maximum yield -Propagate new vines -Control pests -Harvest the grapes at the peak of ripeness
Grow the Best Ever / Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-53
Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Storey Publishing