Unionville Grapevine

A Winter’s Tale

January 13, 2017

 While the days are beginning to get longer, the temperature is creeping lower and lower. Just as we adorn ourselves with scarves and jackets, Unionville’s grapevines must also prepare accordingly for the harsh temperatures ahead. Lucky for them, they have a dedicated team of viticulturalists to help them stay happy in the most brutal of weather!  Grapevines, like most woody plants, go dormant in the Wintertime to protect themselves and their new growth from frost. However, grapevines are very sensitive plants, especially in wetter, colder regions like the mid-Atlantic. This sensitivity means that the vines are still susceptible to cold damage in dormancy. With that in mind, the vineyard team at Unionville likes to take a couple of precautionary measures,... Continue Reading →