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Spring

The temperature isn’t the only thing that heats up in the spring. When it’s spring planting time in the vineyard, the heat is definitely on. Not only do we have to plant every vine, we have to prepare the soil prior to planting; surround each planted vine with a grow tube to protect it from outside pesticides and larger creek creatures; build a trellising system with posts and wires to support the vines; install a drip irrigation system to keep the vines filled with water; and carefully monitor and trim the vines as they start to grow to make sure they fill the trellis correctly…just to name a few of the tasks.

       

Planting
Colleen (right) and Christy
(who designed the web site)
planted new vines.

Watering
Colleen’s dad, Jerry, waters in
each vine after planting.

New Cluster
The new cluster following bloom.

Planting
Jason's mom, Lori, and
Colleen's mom, Ann, planting vines.

Posts
Each line post in the vineyard row
had to be set by hand.

Planting
Jason and “Cowboy Tom”
take a break while planting vines.

New Vine
The new vine takes root and
starts growing new leaves.

River
 
Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery
Jason & Colleen Gerke
16905 Jowler Creek Road ~ Platte City, Missouri 64079
(816) 858-5528 ~ info@jowlercreek.com

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