Sunday Tour of the Dyette Family Vineyard: First in a Summer Series from NGGW
The Dyette Family Vineard was first on Sunday to host an in-person event for the Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers. Some members and guests said it was their initial social outing after a year with little activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Under threatening skies, about 20 of the group’s members followed Adrian Dyette into the vineyard, which includes 800 vines, a recently-constructed platform for weddings, and a nesting spot for eagles atop a 45-foot pole. Trenches have been dug to accommodate water pipes for vineyard expansion, with an eye toward a commercial operation if it becomes legally achievable.
Dyette described transplanting 120 Petite Pearl vines from the nearby vineyard formerly owned by Jason and Debra Schultz. As a friend and neighbor, he’d spent time working on the Schultz vines before the couple moved to Colorado last year.
The magic ingredient for a successful transplant is pictured nearby – Dyette used Miracle Grow Quick Start Planting and Transplant Starting Solution.
“I used 1 cap-full per 2 gallons, and I had them in the solution for about 2 hours.” he told Grape Basin News. “Then I watered them with the solution.”
The clouds parted in time for lunch. NGGW has vineyard tours for its members scheduled each month through August. More information here.