McCabe's Brook Vineyard

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Established Spring 2006   •   4.31 Acres

Grapes grown on this site:

LaCrescent     0.39 acres
Planted: 2006 and 2009
Spacing: 10’ x 8’
Training: High-Wire Bilateral Cordon

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Louise Swenson     1.2 acres
Planted: 2006
Spacing: 10’ x 8’
Training: High-Wire Bilateral Cordon

Marquette     2.6 acres
Planted: 2006, 2007 and 2010
Spacing: 10’ x 8’, 10’ x 8’ and 9’ x 6’
Training: High-Wire Bilateral Cordon

St. Croix     0.12 acres
Planted: 2006
Spacing: 10’x 8’
Training: High-Wire Bilateral Cordon






History
The vineyard was planted in 2006 with cold hardy grape varieties: Marquette and Louise Swenson.  In 2007 we planted additional Marquette as well as St. Croix and LaCrescent.  We extended the vineyard again in 2010 in order to plant more of the successful Marquette grape.

Vineyard Specifics
This vineyard slopes slightly to the west and receives maximum sunlight with north-south row orientation. This also allows thenorth-south winds to sweep through and help keep the canopy dry.

Sandy and stony loams of the Stockbridge, Nellis and Hinesburg series dominate the soils of this vineyard. The Stockbridge and Nellis soils are deep, well drained loams formed in glacial till derived from limestone, calcareous shale, schist, phyllite, and quartzite. Their high natural fertility balances the nutrient leaching that occurs in sandy soils. The Hinesburg series is similar in composition and drainage, but somewhat lower in fertility.