We are nearing the end of the year already, which means it’s time to discuss our 2023 vineyard season-end review. This is a solo episode where I’m going into a lot of detail on the past year from a viticulturist’s perspective. During this review, I discuss trends I’ve seen across North America, including the common things that worked and ones that didn’t.
I am also happy to announce that it’s the one-year anniversary of the podcast! I cannot believe how quickly the podcast has grown and the amount of support the show has received. Thank you to all the listeners who subscribe, download, and share the show’s episodes. I look forward to another exciting year of learning about your vineyards and how we can help them succeed.
In this episode, you will hear:
- The implementation of mechanization for vineyard management and grape quality.
- The impact of timely thinning, leaf removal, fruit dropping, and other canopy management techniques.
- The adoption of biological products in vineyards.
- Why contracts with buyers are important.
- How drought and extreme heat have affected vine health and crop yield.
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Join Fritz for his FREE live virtual learning event – 2023 Vineyard Successes & Failures – November 1st at 6:00 PM CST.
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