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Rick Dunst, Viticulturist, Double A Vineyards, Inc.

Most grape growers recognize the need to determine the nutritional status of their soil prior to planting, but it is also important to monitor the nutritional status of the vineyard on a regular basis once it is bearing fruit. Ideally, soil and petiole testing are used together to monitor the nutritional status of the vineyard in order to anticipate deficiencies and correct them before they affect vine growth, fruit set, and fruit and wine quality, but testing is also often used to confirm deficiencies suspected after the development of symptoms on leaves or fruit clusters. Soil and petiole tests should be taken every three years or so in order to gauge vineyard nutrient levels to optimize vineyard nutrient status or to correct deficiencies with appropriate supplemental fertilizer applications.

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Rick Dunst, Viticulturist, Double A Vineyards, Inc.

Over the years (25 and counting!), Double A Vineyards has built a large clientele with varied interests that range from commercial vineyard and winery owners to the backyard hobbyist. This article is aimed at the latter, especially our customers who decide they want to grow grapes or grapevines in their backyard, but who may or may not know what to expect. We hear almost daily from new growers: “I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.” Rest assured, even those of us who have chosen grape growing, winemaking, and perhaps even the grapevine nursery business, ask ourselves some variation of this question on a regular basis.


There are a lot of answers to this question. The most common are “home winemaking,” “growing grapes to eat,” “shade from an arbor,” and my favorite, “I thought it would be cool.” These are all legitimate reasons to grow grapes, and they all require a basic understanding of what it takes to grow a grapevine to fruition (pun definitely intended).

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Rick Dunst, Viticulturist, Double A Vineyards, Inc.

When trouble-shooting the cause of poor growth in vineyards (especially newly-planted ones) competition from weeds is one of the first things to consider. In my experience, new growers often underestimate the competitive effects of weeds in the vineyard. This article will summarize some of the concepts of managing weeds and cover crops as well as the tools used to accomplish good weed control in vineyards.

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Shipping Update

Our website is officially back open for ordering! 

All orders placed for plant material from this point forward

will be shipped during the Spring of 2016





Warranty/Return Policy:

Double A Vineyards is devoted to providing our customers with high quality plant material that is guaranteed to grow. It is expected that the buyer perform full inspection of the package upon arrival and that any damaged products or shortages are reported within 48 hours of the arrival of the package(s).

Any rooted vines or plants planted by June 1st that fail to exhibit growth will be replaced free of charge, subject to availability; provided, however, that total replacements shall not exceed 5% of the total original order. All claims must be submitted by August 15th of the year the product is delivered. For losses in excess of 3% we require notice within 30 days of planting so we can verify practices. In the instance that plants prove to be untrue to variety we will replace 100% of the incorrect stock. Under no circumstances is our liability greater than the cost of the stock purchased.

Grafted vines will only be warrantied if planted with the graft union no more than 2 inches above final soil level as outlined in the planting instructions. Cuttings are not covered under this warranty policy. We are not liable for crop loss or damage from causes beyond our control including but not limited to mishandled plants, plants impacted by environmental conditions or conditions caused by the buyer that Double A Vineyards does not recommend, or losses sustained over the winter. Stock furnished under this replacement policy does not qualify for the same warranty agreement.

By submitting payment the buyer agrees mutually with the seller that this is the total extent of our liability involving any matter concerning our product.


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