Poison Ivy Vineyards
Poison Ivy Vineyards is an experiment in growing wine-quality grapes
in a backyard in a residential neighborhood in Richardson, Texas. This
website serves as a running diary of the steps I took to create the vineyard
and - eventually - to make wine.
My purpose is initially to document the process for myself, since you never
seem to remember the things that were really important (what was the initial
specific gravity of that perfect batch of ale?). Of course, I put this on
the web so that you can also follow my progress. And if you happen to achieve
your own successes in the world backyard viticulture, then so much the better.
What We Are Trying To Achieve
We have two goals here at Poison Ivy Vineyards: Create a source
Ferment that sugar into a (hopefully drinkable) alcoholic drink
The First Year
Buying the Vines
Preparing the Vineyard
Planting the Vines
The 2001 Harvest
Text diary of 2001 harvest
Slide Show of 2001 Harvest and Crush
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Copyright © 2002 by William J. McCalpin. All rights reserved.