Thursday, May 7, 2009

TasteCamp East - A Wine Region Away - In the Vineyard with Barbara Shinn & David Page

A couple of years ago I was out on the North Fork with Michael & Yancey Migliore of Whitecliff Vineyards and we visited David and Barbara of Shinn Estate Vineyards. The time was mid July and we toured their vineyards with them and what a tour and education I received. So when I saw the TasteCamp itinerary we were going to Shinn, I was thrilled! Barbara and David are so knowledgeable! They are using substainable and biodynamic viticulture practices in their vineyard, I feel many vineyard owners and managers can learn a great deal from them.

They fertilize their soils with natural ingredients like fish, seaweed, and compost. Their vines gain strength by seeking out these nutrients rather than by feeding chemical fertilizers.

Barbara and David talk about their vineyard.
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