Kohler and Frohling--who built the great stone winery on the vineyard called Tokay, but who built upon a hill up which other vineyardists
refused to haul their grapes.
Jim Law looks back on 32 years as a grape-grower (Viewpoint, page 36), the Infinite Monkey Theorem winery in Denver is the Technical Spotlight subject (page 52), and contributor Bill Ward gives thorough coverage of Minnesota's Cold Climate Conference (page 74).
Heekin presents readers with an account of the education of a farmer on the journey to becoming a vineyardist
and the terroir of her eight-acre plot of land in Vermont.
Francois Durif was a botanist and vineyardist
in the Rhone Valley during the late 1800s and a strong proponent of the fruity quite tannic grape named after him.
Alfredo Bucio and his fellow workers headed out with two buckets each.
After the funeral, where Ferdinand sees but does not meet his father, he determines to ask permission to leave Paris to return to the Riviera, where he hopes to marry Nina and become a vineyardist
. This uncharacteristic instance of decision and action on Ferdinand's part is clearly motivated by a desire to recover a sense of family and home that he has been denied by his actual parents.
Calls to the vineyardist
at Callaway vineyards, a winery with 740 acres of vines in Temecula, were eventually returned instead by a corporate spokesman hundreds of miles away (Callaway is owned by the British global conglomerate Allied Domecq), who told me that Callaway was "tired of being the poster boy for Pierce's disease." He said Callaway had plenty of other sources for grapes elsewhere from which to make wine until "this Pierce's thing is over." Apparently, the publicity Callaway got from its initial, cooperative attitude toward the press had turned on them: "poster boy" calls to mind a picture of a cripple, a useful image for charitable fund-raising but not for commercial sales.
Twenty years ago the sign of a good vineyardist
in the Finger Lakes was to have bare earth beneath the vines.
They did not refer to themselves as farmers but often preferred the more specialized titles of grower, rancher, orchardist, nurseryman, horticulturalist, and vineyardist
. A survey of agricultural news reports published in California's rural newspapers between 1900 and 1950 demonstrates the pervasiveness of these preferences, underscoring the industry's professionalization.
"We have a lot of historical data to compare it to," says vineyardist
When the vineyardist
or winemaker declares that the tannins in red grapes have gone from green to ripe, it's time to schedule the picking crew.