Tressa in Temecula
I hope you don't mind my addressing this to you in particular, but I noticed that you're from the same general area as I am, and I wondered if I could ask a few general questions about growing grapes in our neck of Southern California.
We've got about 40 acres of which (I think) only about 5-10 acres are suitable for grapes. I've been reading everything I can get my hands on about growing grapes, but for me, reading can't compare to hearing about people's personal experiences.
Thank you for any information you are willing to share.
Did you ammend your soil in any way before planting? Do you fertilize regularily now that your vines are established?
What were your primary considerations for choosing varieties?
Is Pierce's Disease still a big problem? Did this affect your variety choices? (All the information on the web I could find on this topic was WAY to technical for me)
Again, thank you for sharing the "fruits" of your experiences.