Cook Vineyard Weekly Newsletter 2.6.12
Soil is a big component in growing quality grapes in our wine country.
There are many different soil types, but it’s not about what the best soil type for a vineyard is, but how to manage it.
Most soils in Sonoma are well-drained with some exceptions in the low lying areas. The use of different rootstocks has helped match our soil profile with the roots ability to uptake the proper nutrients. Knowing your soil is a crucial step in growing world-class grapes.
Most vineyards had a soil sample taken during its initial conception, but it is good to take one every two to three years. This sample can help determining how to regulate the PH and many other factors to help grow healthy roots.
Healthy roots makes healthy plants, healthy plants makes great wine.
If anyone wants to visit us in the vineyards to learn more about the world of viticulture, Please call us at 707.490.8921. Also check our website at www.cvmgrapes.com.