Saturday, May 25, 2013 marks a milestone in the history of 4e Winery. Twenty five friends arrived at 9:00 am to plant our first 325 vines and establish our eastern vineyard. Despite a bit of wind it was a perfect day for planting and the vines went in quickly. In all we planted 100 vines of Petite Pearl and 75 vines each of Marquette, Frontenac Blanc and Brianna.
It was a long time planning for our planting day and vines had to be sourced and ordered last December. We purchased bare root vines from Bevens Creek Vineyards in Minnesota and Northeastern Vine Supply in Vermont. As you can see below, the vines were healthy with a fantastic root system to get them going.
A day before planting we had to map out the vineyard and place a flag at every spot a new vine would be planted.
We had markers for volunteers to name a vine for the future. Enjoy these photos from our planting day and party.