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October 9th, 2012    With temperatures dropping and digging quickly approaching it’s time to pull up the irrigation lines. Some of the hoses are reused from year to year so we don’t want the digger going through and pulling them up or breaking them so we pull them up ourselves each year.     Before pulling up anything, everything must be detached and hardware must be removed. All of this is kept and stored for the winter. Here Adam is collecting all connectors, hose clamps, and valves.

October 9th, 2012 With temperatures dropping and digging quickly approaching it’s time to pull up the irrigation lines. Some of the hoses are reused from year to year so we don’t want the digger going through and pulling them up or breaking them so we pull them up ourselves each year. Before pulling up anything, everything must be detached and hardware must be removed. All of this is kept and stored for the winter. Here Adam is collecting all connectors, hose clamps, and valves.

December 9th, 2012 Looking for more ideas that can be wrapped and placed under the tree this year? Double A Vineyards offers a variety of books that are great for the new and soon to be hobbyists. Weather you're growing grapes for eating, or to make wine we've got a book for you! This book is called "The Backyard Vintner" by Jim Law. It is a comprehensive guide to at home wine making. This book teaches readers how to start and maintain a small vineyard.

December 9th, 2012 Looking for more ideas that can be wrapped and placed under the tree this year? Double A Vineyards offers a variety of books that are great for the new and soon to be hobbyists. Weather you're growing grapes for eating, or to make wine we've got a book for you! This book is called "The Backyard Vintner" by Jim Law. It is a comprehensive guide to at home wine making. This book teaches readers how to start and maintain a small vineyard.

January 23rd, 2013    23 years ago we began as a small start up nursery working out of a small office in the confines of our own home. The very first year we were in business we had 11 total orders, all of which Dennis (co-owner of Double A) knew by heart. Two days ago on January 21st, Double A Vineyards hit a major milestone.     23 years in business   50+ dedicated employees  16 farms  and nearly 1000 acres later....    Double A Vineyards hit 50,000 ORDERS!

January 23rd, 2013 23 years ago we began as a small start up nursery working out of a small office in the confines of our own home. The very first year we were in business we had 11 total orders, all of which Dennis (co-owner of Double A) knew by heart. Two days ago on January 21st, Double A Vineyards hit a major milestone. 23 years in business 50+ dedicated employees 16 farms and nearly 1000 acres later.... Double A Vineyards hit 50,000 ORDERS!

April 20th, 2013,     As expected today we had to play clean up after a very blustery and rainy Friday. The piping that was torn down from the green house was our first project as the air flow is necessary in order for the roof to remain intact.     Here the ventilation tubing has been reattached to the fan system and to the roof top. It's amazing how unpredictable the weather has been this year!

April 20th, 2013, As expected today we had to play clean up after a very blustery and rainy Friday. The piping that was torn down from the green house was our first project as the air flow is necessary in order for the roof to remain intact. Here the ventilation tubing has been reattached to the fan system and to the roof top. It's amazing how unpredictable the weather has been this year!

July 19th, 2013  Today's photo serves a couple of purposes. First off we wanted it to stand as an example of how we offer products to you that we know work and that we have used or still use here ourselves. This was a replant row that we put in this year that we began the same way we encourage you to- with grow tubes and bamboo.   Notice the trellis was installed prior to the grapes being planted.

July 19th, 2013 Today's photo serves a couple of purposes. First off we wanted it to stand as an example of how we offer products to you that we know work and that we have used or still use here ourselves. This was a replant row that we put in this year that we began the same way we encourage you to- with grow tubes and bamboo. Notice the trellis was installed prior to the grapes being planted.

September 27th, 2012    Here is the wood after having been stacked for the winter. At about 8 ft high by 12 foot wide double stacks we are looking at about 2 years worth of firewood to heat our green house.     We like to keep our green house around 80 degrees. We use the greenhouse to propagate varieties that are in high demand or that we have a shortage of propagation material for. We can usually start with a one or two bud cuttings rather than the five-bud cutting we use in the field.

September 27th, 2012 Here is the wood after having been stacked for the winter. At about 8 ft high by 12 foot wide double stacks we are looking at about 2 years worth of firewood to heat our green house. We like to keep our green house around 80 degrees. We use the greenhouse to propagate varieties that are in high demand or that we have a shortage of propagation material for. We can usually start with a one or two bud cuttings rather than the five-bud cutting we use in the field.

October 6th, 2012 It's Fall in our vineyards. Our grapes have been picked and the vines have weathered another harvest season. Though they are ready to head into a nice long dormancy period, they give us one last bit of enjoyment by developing a beautiful fall color pallet, perfect for viewing over a nice glass of juice or wine made from their fruitful bearings. Here are our Thomcord vines heading into dormancy. This year grapes ripened and picked early and are going dormant earlier than…

October 6th, 2012 It's Fall in our vineyards. Our grapes have been picked and the vines have weathered another harvest season. Though they are ready to head into a nice long dormancy period, they give us one last bit of enjoyment by developing a beautiful fall color pallet, perfect for viewing over a nice glass of juice or wine made from their fruitful bearings. Here are our Thomcord vines heading into dormancy. This year grapes ripened and picked early and are going dormant earlier than…

February 12th, 2013    This photo was also taken in the greenhouse. The orange coils in the photo may look similar to those you saw in yesterdays posting. They are used for a similar purpose and do have water running through them. The coils actually run beneath the concrete pad and serve as a heater beneath the plants and cuttings being grown in the greenhouse.     The water is heated by the wood burning boiler that was was pictured earlier this year.

February 12th, 2013 This photo was also taken in the greenhouse. The orange coils in the photo may look similar to those you saw in yesterdays posting. They are used for a similar purpose and do have water running through them. The coils actually run beneath the concrete pad and serve as a heater beneath the plants and cuttings being grown in the greenhouse. The water is heated by the wood burning boiler that was was pictured earlier this year.

March 20th, 2013    Today's picture is of a solo vine planted in a gallon size pot. This vine is one of our new variaties that is in limited supply for this year. This is a "Higgins" grapevine - a muscadine variety. We will be growing these from tissue culture so beginning stages will always take place in our green house.     "Higgins" is one of three muscadines we will have available. It is a female muscadine with pink fruit.

March 20th, 2013 Today's picture is of a solo vine planted in a gallon size pot. This vine is one of our new variaties that is in limited supply for this year. This is a "Higgins" grapevine - a muscadine variety. We will be growing these from tissue culture so beginning stages will always take place in our green house. "Higgins" is one of three muscadines we will have available. It is a female muscadine with pink fruit.

June 3rd, 2013 This time of year owner Dennis Rak is rarely in the office as he is always out and about monitoring and coordinating the planting, spraying, and irrigating of our fields. However, today Dennis was planting a vineyard other than his own. Here, Dennis and two corporate Welch's employees are installing a vineyard outside of their new headquarters in Concord, MA. These vines made the trip to Massachusetts from Fredonia, NY where they were started in our green house from cuttings.

June 3rd, 2013 This time of year owner Dennis Rak is rarely in the office as he is always out and about monitoring and coordinating the planting, spraying, and irrigating of our fields. However, today Dennis was planting a vineyard other than his own. Here, Dennis and two corporate Welch's employees are installing a vineyard outside of their new headquarters in Concord, MA. These vines made the trip to Massachusetts from Fredonia, NY where they were started in our green house from cuttings.

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