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Meach Cove Vineyard

Established Spring 1999   •   2.34 acres


Grapes grown on this site:

Marquette     0.22 acres
Planted: 2008
Spacing: 10′ x 8′
Training: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)

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Riesling     0.59 acres
Planted 1999, 2000
Spacing: 10′ x 5′
Training: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)

Arctic Riesling     0.23 acres
Planted: 1999, 2000
Spacing: 10′ x 5′
Training: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)

Vidal Blanc     1.3 acres
Planted 1999 and 2010, 2013
Spacing: 10′ x 5′ and 10′ x 6′
Training: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)

 

 

History
Our first harvest from the Meach Cove site was in the fall of 2002. Originally this planting included the University of Illinois hybrid Traminette as well as the Austrian vinifera, Zweigelt. Ultimately, our VT winters proved too harsh for these vines and we replaced them with Vidal Blanc.

Vineyard Specifics

Our Meach Cove Vineyard is the least sloping of all our sites. Its constant north and south prevailing winds and its close proximity to Lake Champlain provide air movement, frost protection, and rapid drying after rain. Rows are oriented north-south for maximum sunlight and ripening. The underlying soil is deep, stony loam in the Georgia series. It originated in glacial till derived from limestone and calcareous shale.