Arizona Wines At Their Best

Wines & Vines
LDV Wines
Vineyard Management
Wines & Grape Varietals
LDV Tours
Food & Wine Pairing
Curt in the Dirt
Winery Updates
General Wine Basics
Grape Growing 101
Winemaking 101
Wine Bottles
Sustainable Practices
Wine Tasting Notes
Wine Glossary
Curt in the Dirt - Winery Updates Back to Curt in the Dirt

May, 2017

LDV Winery

Breathing a sigh of relief as we have gotten through another bud break without a damaging frost event. Usually by May 1st we are out of the woods but anything can happen in the mountains. Last week it snowed in Texas!

The vineyard is still looking great and we just finished suckering and shoot thinning (getting rid of unwanted vegetation). We applied iron and zinc and the vineyard has flowered and fruit is beginning to set.

We finally identified the location of a menacing underground leak around the water storage tank. It was good to get it fixed before our highest water usage month of June.

It appears the work we did over the winter to clean out the entire irrigation system is paying off.
The water is going out a lot more uniformly and we are not seeing the growth variability resulting from wet and dry spots in the vineyard we have seen in the past. We also watered a lot more in late winter and early spring to try to bring up our water profile so we are not attempting to play catch up as the warmer weather arrives.

The orchard blossomed out nicely. Unfortunately, the cherries flowered and set fruit but dropped it all. They are just too young. We have a bumper crop of almonds set, along with some nice quantities of apples and pears. Should be a tasty late summer/early fall!

Join us on Facebook   Join us on Twitter   Join LDV on YouTube   spacer
Join LDV on Google Plus   Join LDV on Instagram   LDV on Pinterest   Trip Advisor

Click to add the Pinterest "Pin It" button to your web browser

Copyright LDV Winery® 2018. All Rights Reserved.

Web Development & Webmaster: Media People International


Send this site to a friend

Member, Arizona Wine Growers Association

Local First Arizona Member
  HomeOur Story - Wine & VinesGet InvolvedWine ShopJoin Us - Blog
News & Events - Photo GalleryFAQsWine ClubeNewsletterOur Neighbors
Contact UsSite Use Policy - Privacy PolicySite Map