Friday, January 8, 2016

Growing Grapes in Texas: From the Commercial Vineyard to the Backyard Vine



Title:  Growing Grapes in Texas: From the Commercial Vineyard to the Backyard Vine
Author:  Jim Kamas
Price: $25.00 (Amazon Link: Growing Grapes in Texas)

As my interest in Texas wine as increased, so has my interest in what it takes to grow grapes in Texas.  This is an excellent book for the Texas wine enthusiast that wants to know about the work it takes to bring those bottles to market, as well as an indispensable guide for anyone that plans on growing grapes in Texas.  This book is easy enough of a read to be enjoyable for a novice as well as technical enough for someone venturing into commercial vineyards.  I've toyed with the idea of planting some Blanc du Bois in our backyard.  I think if I would have tried before reading this book it would have turned out to be a wasted effort.  Now I feel like I have a much better idea of what it would take to do things right.  There are a lot of things to worry about when growing grapes; climate, nutrition, pests, and disease just to name a few.  This book will help anyone that's growing grapes take a proactive approach against these concerns and increase their chance at success.  I now have a much greater appreciation for what it takes to make truly Texas wine.


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