After pruning the vines we find ourselves with too many pruned vine stems. For some people these vine branches are like “trash” and they burn them at the first opportunity. To me, these vine stems are a great tinder for the wood stove. See what process I follow to create bundles and packages. Making bundles […]
Grape Vines and Wine
Vines are one of the plants that every garden should have.
What can you do with a vine plant?
Wine from grapes.
Grape molasses from grapes.
The famous stuffed vine leaves (ntolmadakia) from vine leaves.
Today I transferred the homemade wine – wine 2020 from the stainless steel container where the must (after alcoholic fermentation) became wine, to the stainless steel storage and sealing container. Two pegs were valuable helpers. Making homemade wine almost every year. This year I had a small production of grapes. Most of the grapes had
In the cottage my father had put a lot of wine grapes that he had brought from the Cyclades, Greek islands. Wine grapes produce grapes that are essentially suitable for the production of wine. In the small vineyard, among the vines, he had also put in some table grape varieties that produce delicious, sweet and
August is the season when the grape picking begins in most areas of Greece. In many areas, it extends into September or even October depending on the variety. This is the time to enjoy the fruits of the vine. It is the time when the efforts of the year will be justified. The vine that
Grapevine powdery mildew is a widespread disease of grapevines. In 2009, my vines were destroyed by mildew. In 2010, one year later, the situation is very different. My vines are full of healthy grapes. See what have changed, what I did, and how I did it. 2009 – The destruction of my vines by powdery
January and February are the months when the pruning of grape vines is usually done. Pruning the vines is intended to do two things: In mature vines, the two pruning operations coexist. In young vines, the pruning for forming the shape takes precedence. It is proven that a vine bears fruit when it is pruned
I will show you how to make home wine from grapes. I’ll show you how I do it every year and the equipment required. I hope that this step by step guide will help you make your own homemade wine from grapes. I was talking to my friend John today and I told him that
Why graft a grapes vineyard? Why are we grafting a grapes vineyard? We graft a grapes vine to change its variety. We take advantage of the fact that the rootstock (old vine) has an established and healthy root system. Personally, I searched for this information on grapes vine grafting because I wanted to get rid
Not only grape vines are infested by Pierce’s disease, but also several other species including olive trees (Olea europaea), almond trees (Prunus amygdalus), oleander (Nerium oleander), citrus trees, peach trees, apricot trees, alfalfa, oak trees (Quercus spp.), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), myrtle (Myrtus communis) and ramnus (Ramnus alaternus). Symptoms of Pierce’s disease on grape vines The
This is the first glass of wine from my 2016 homemade wine production. And to your own! The product of a year’s work and expectations on the grape vines. Wine 2016! Its color is pinkish as it contained a small amount of black grapes. The taste is wonderful. Alcohol levels, above average. The aromas are
Wine making experiences from 2013. Today I will share with you my experience from my attempt to make homemade wine in 2013. How I went from near disaster to making a good wine. For the previous 3 years, I had been making home wine with no others help. I was crushing the grapes. I put
2010 is the first time I tried to make my own grapes wine. I will try to convey my experience to you. To tell you what I did right and what I did wrong. This article focuses mainly on the mistakes I made trying to make homemade grapes wine for the first time. The following