Calling all grapes lovers!!!
Guess where we were yesterday?
Have you wanted to grow grapes?
Do they even grow well in New Hampshire?
What kind of soil would they need?
How do you make them grow sideways along those wires (espalier)?
Well, we spent part of our day over at the Gilmanton Winery in, uh, Gilmanton.
What a place!!
We’re not going to give all the details of our trip just yet, but, we WILL tell you that we’re working on setting up 3 workshops in conjunction with the winery.
The first will be about how to grow grapes. We’ll tour the vineyard, help prune the vines and go home with some prunings.
The second workshop will be all about how to make wine! Marshall Bishop, the award winning vintner, will be teaching us all about how it’s done and how it can be done at home! Personal time with a master vintner is precious and he’ll be all ours for that day.
The third workshop will be all about harvesting. It’ll take place in the fall and we’ll help harvest their grapes and have a great lunch on site, prepared by their kitchen.
If grapes are on your mind then you’ll want to keep an eye on our site for the updates. We’ll be posting the signup information next week. These will fill up fast so check back often.
Man oh man are we excited!!
Ray is part of the Ray and Randi duo, who actually don't live on the farm. They have a micro-homestead in Gilmanton, but are VERY active over at IFP and are guest bloggers for them.
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