Viticulture is the science, production and study of grapes which deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard. When the grapes are used for winemaking, it is also known as viniculture. It is a branch of the science of horticulture. While the native territory of Vitis vinifera, the common grape vine, is a band of area from Western Europe to the Persian shores of the Caspian Sea, the vine has demonstrated high levels of adaptability and will sometimes mutate to accommodate a new environment after its introduction. Because of this, viticulture can be found on every continent except Antarctica.
Posts about Viticulture
    • Douro: Diversité et Assemblages

      Sur la scène vinicole, lorsqu’on évoque le Portugal la première chose qui vient en tête est le fameux Porto. La renommée de la région repose en grande partie sur ce vin fortifié. Au Québec (du moins), ce qui attire le plus l’attention depuis quelques années est la qualité et le bon rapport qualité-prix des vins provenant de la vallée du Douro.

      Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien- 3 readers -
  • Are Genetically Modified grape vines ever going to be good for wine?

    … so long? One reason might be the fact that biotech corporations like Monsanto seem to be above the government and influence policy, but thankfully these things are changing. Big Island, Hawaii has recently banned all GMO products and bio-tech company products. Various bills calling for moratoria on GE food include Vermont, North Dakota, Boulder…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

    … Like a duck gliding slowly, wings spread wide, feet reaching for landing on a pond, we are slowly coming to the end of an extremely fast harvest. Last week we saw extreme temperatures. Extreme cold in the mid 40s and extreme heat in the mid 90s. I have seen some vineyards in Calistoga with frost damage at this point and that only reconfirms my…

    Nova Cadamatrein Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • Harvest 2014: Week 9 – So Where Are We Going to Put That?

    … After the events of last week, my thoughts are that we are pretty much finished with the normal ripening process for this harvest. We had another rain storm that dropped an additional 1/2 in of rain on Calistoga and thunderstorms on Friday that brought a massive hail storm and lightning to the valley. Luckily it doesn’t seem that any fruit…

    Nova Cadamatre- 1 readers -
  • Walk in the Clouds: Winemaking in the Movies

    … Rock Red Icon, Blue Mountain Brut Sparkling Luckett Vineyards Phone Box Red Stay tuned for more nominations this week. Now let’s travel back to 1995. Although not written as a comedy, the movie A Walk In The Clouds offered many laughs for wine lovers and winemakers alike. Keenu Reeves, a travelling salesman, meets Aitana, the beautiful daughter…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 3 readers -
  • Retailer With Beverage Education As A Priority ~ Total Wines & More

    … reminded what a great company this beverage retailer really is. [Image is of winemaker and cooper Ed Morris, who works with winemaker Joe Freeman. In the above image, Ed is talking about the importance that choosing the right barrels for each variety is all important as a great structural beginning for making wine with harvested grapes. Below, Ed's…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • 27th Auction of Washington Wines: Success!

    … Auction of Washington Wines raises $1.8 Million for Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program More than 2,500 attendees participated throughout 27th annual series of summer events The 27th annual Auction of Washington Wines culminated August 14-16 in Woodinville, Wash…

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  • Quinta da Boavista

    … Quinta da Boavista does indeed have a spectacular view and now, more than ever, it has fantastic prospects for the future under the ownership of Lima Smith. The post Quinta da Boavista appeared first on For The Love Of Port…

    For The Love Of Port- 7 readers -
  • Saving Our Grapes from Birds and Other Predators

    … that the sugar in the grapes would be just about perfect. I remembered the refractometer, but unfortunately, I could not find the grapes. I searched the Petit Verdot rows, where I was sure I had seen small clusters hanging, and the Cab Franc rows, which I knew also had grapes hanging from the vines. But there were none to be seen. It was kind of like the time…

    Bob Garsson/ Project Sunlight - A Winemaker's Education- 6 readers -