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Why are rose bushes planted in vineyards?

Have you noticed on your visit to a vineyard that there are roses at the end of each vine row? It may seem they are just a beautiful addition, but actually they alert the winemaker to the presence of diseases or pests that often attack the vines. As the wise old saying goes, ‘Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.’ Nature offers … [Read more...] about Why are rose bushes planted in vineyards?

Vineyard soil types

Growing wine grapes is a process that requires great care. A great variety of factors are involved. Of the natural factors that determine the quality of the wine, three are obviously crucial: grape variety, type of soil and climate. We will focus here on the second factor: type of soil. The soil is so important that wine experts believe its … [Read more...] about Vineyard soil types