NDGGA 2012 Summer Tour

   
   
Kittelson Creek Vineyard owner Tom Rongen welcomes the tour participants Marquette harvest at Fertile Vineyard    
   
High tunnel greenhouse at Fertile Vineyard After lunch, we strolled through the breathtaking gardens at Bergeson Nursery    
   
   
Richwood Winery tasting room entrance Laid back California has nothing on Minnesota when it comes to grape harvest    
   
Perfectly tended rows at Campbell Beach Vineyard Bear Creek Winery owner Rod Ballinger stresses the importance of quality    
 

 

 

 

   
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

Wine and Warbirds and Other 2012 Events

   
   
   
 ND Governor candidate Ryan Taylor stops by Red Trail Vineyard  Stomp, Kathy, stomp!
Cute little bugger.  Until they start devouring grape leaves!  
Future western ND vineyard Opening soon - another ND winery.  Watch for more details

 

2010 Pics

       
       

NDSU Greenhouse - minus 20 deg. F outside, GRAPES growing inside! Jan. 2011

Agria (aka Turan) - an early ripening Hungarian vinifera.  Skins are high in tannins and fruit adds color intensity to red wines.

   

HH#2 - an ancient male riparia selected by Jacob Belanger near Hawley, MN.

Grape cuttings on darkened heat table to promote root growth prior to shoot growth.

   

A Frontenac flower cluster being emasculated.  This takes about an hour per cluster.  Pistils will be receptive to pollen in about 24 hours.

Frontenac Gris x Alpenglow about a month after cross pollination.

 

   

Swenson Red x Valiant

Zweigeltrebe x HH#2

   

 Flats of germinating and emerging grape seedlings (selfed MN1131)

     


      

Tongue River Winery, Miles City, MT


 

Wine in lights

   


  Tongue River Winery tasting room.  Note the vineyard out the windows

NDGGA Past Pres. Greg Krieger and Bob Thaden

   

Tongue River WInery owners Bob and Marilyn Thaden

     


 

NDSU grape variety evaluation program - A portion of the nearly 100 variteies in artificial dormancy in cooler, December 2010

Chardonnay parent vine about to bloom at the NDSU greenhouse, December 2010

   

Nearly ripe clusters from a cross with the large-fruited, early-maturing Russian vinifera variety Golubek, NDSU Greenhouse, December 2010

Mature seeds from a cross with Frontenac Gris prepared for vernalization so they germinate.  NDSU Greenhouse, December 2010

   


 

The very tender (but delicious) variety Swenson Red at Long Shadow Vineyards.  Flower buds survived on the unpruned "soil surface suckers" from 2009.  Those canes were brought up to lower trellis wire the next spring and produced fruit.

The Grape Stomp at Red Trail Vineyard

 

   

NDGGA 2010 Summer Tour - Chateau Moravia Vineyard, Bismarck

Mary Ann and Ken Duppong with Chateau Moravia owner Mirek Sumbera

 

 

 

   

 

NDGGA VP Mark Vining at Chateau Moravia

 

NDGGA 2010 Summer Tour at Chateau Moravia

 

Roc Amadour Vineyard, Mandan

 

Roc Amadour Vineyard at sunrise

   

 

Roc Amadour Vineyard owner Kelly Savage demonstrates propane-powered post driver

 

2010 NDGGA Summer Tour - Getting sack lunches before reboarding the buses.

   

 

NDGGA Pres. Krieger presents rooted cuttings of the extremely hardy and early-maturing grape variety, Baltica, to Brother Michael at Assumption Abbey, Richardton during the 2010 Summer Vineyard Tour

 

Stained glass window at the "Cathedral of the Prairie", Assumption Abbey

 

   

 

2010 NDGGA Summer Tour wine tasting at Haymarsh Valley Vineyards

 

Supper on the NDGGA 2010 Summer Tour.  Note vineyard in background

   

 

Haymarsh Valley Vineyards, Glen Ullin

 

Haymarsh Valley Vineyards

   

  

     

 

Haymarsh Valley.  The vineyards are behind and to the right of the farmstead

 

Ripening clusters of Valiant at Haymarsh Valley Vineyards

   

  

Haymarsh Valley Vineyards with the historic St. Vincent's Church in the background