Just like certain trees and grasses, grapevines start to go dormant in the fall. But before
they go dormant, all the grapes need to be harvested…typically by hand. Harvest time is partially determined by weather, but is mostly dependent on the sugar, acid, and pH levels in the grapes.
After all the grapes are harvested, we can relax and take a deep breath for a minute…
unless we’re planning to plant more vines. If this is the case we start preparing the soil (ripping, plowing, fertilizing) for the spring planting and get a jump-start on setting some
of the massive end posts.