Jones' Farmer Blog

Behind the scenes and lessons at Jones Family Farms in Shelton, CT

Vineyard Expansion

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Each new vine is encased in a mini “greenhouse” to help the plants take root in our New England climate.

This spring we planted nearly 900 new grapevines in the Jones Winery vineyard. Each vine is planted next to a wooden pole to encourage upward growth as the vine’s tendrils wrap around this temporary trellis. The plant is then enclosed in a small green cylinder that acts as a greenhouse, creating a warmer environment for the young vine to grow.

Roughly 900 vines have been planted this spring in the vineyard!

The new vineyard areas are planted with white grape varieties – chardonnay and a cayuga white-reisling hybrid developed at Cornell. In three years these vines will have matured enough to produce their first harvest of grapes for our winery. We’re looking forward to experiencing their influence on future wines!

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