It does not look like the winter was kind to our plums so we do not expect to have any to sell this year.
As for the peaches, they look promising! Please check back in 3 or 4 weeks or call the farm number and listen to the answering machine update.
We hope you will be blown away by the variety of fruit and grapes that you can pick and enjoy! Explore our website to learn more about us and to see what we have to offer. Also, please sign up for our newsletter.
The smaller, South Vineyard was planted - in the rain - on March 17 & 18, 2006, making them 8-year-old vines. It is what we refer to as our "test" vineyard with 14 vines each of the following varieties: Merlot, Shiraz, Reisling and Symphony. Not many people have heard of Symphony. It is a white grape that was developed by UC Davis for the Volcano Winery in Hawaii. Pat and I visited there while on vacation in 2005 and had finally found a sweet, white that we both loved. They say you should grow what you like to drink, so that is where we started.
Not long thereafter, we also decided to plant fruit trees, partially at the recommendation of the Denton County Ag Department. As fortune would have it, we planted dwarf peach trees which make them very easy to pick, especially for children. We also have several plum trees available for picking. The peaches and plums ripen from early June to late July with Hale Haven peaches and Methley plums first, followed by Santa Rosa plums, Harvester and then Loring peaches. The Belle of Georgia, a white peach, may even go in to August.
We expanded to the North in March of 2008 with 160 more vines; Merlot, Shiraz and Riesling primarily. However, thanks to a couple of good friends' offers of free cuttings, we also are growing some Sauvignon Blanc and Blanc du Bois.
As you can see from the photographs, we have a beautiful spot here in Denton County right beside Ray Roberts Lake (see our Links Page). Our three Arabian horses surely agree and have almost moved in to the category of "Moving Landscape;" the mare more so than the gelding. They love peaches and look forward to these special treats.
Please continue to visit our website often for updates on picking times and availability. Mother Nature likes to keep us guessing, but we will do our best to interpret for you!
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Thanks, and we'll see you soon!
2013 grape harvest is expected to be August 3 plus or minus 1 weekend.