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Sunbreak Cellars - Vineyard Pictures

The following pictures show the general layout of the space in our backyard where we laid out the planting space for the vineyard.


The rock walls that outline the paths are short - only 1-2 feet in height. Erosion from the steepness of the hill washes soil down the hill each winter.


One the rock walls were rebuilt, the terracing is evident. Although there is still a bit of slope on the terraces, the angle has been reduced from 40˚ to something closer to 20-25˚. This picture also shows the 'grow tubes' where the young vines are actually growing.
This picture is a close-up of one of the planting rows. The black landscape fabric that will help prevent weeds from getting established is apparent.

This shows the front part of our vineyard. This was the 'extra' set of vines that we planted where there used to be a photinia hedge. Over time, the vines will grow high enough that they will form their own hedge over the course of the growing season.


Pictures of our vineyard include:

bulletScenes from the vineyard
bullet Pictures of the grapevines as they grow
bullet Comparing growth rate of cuttings versus one year-old vines




Wine Enthusiast - Ultimate wine accessories site! The Wine Enthusiast is a great source of glassware, serving and preservation systems, in addition to self-contained wine cellars and other wine storage options. If you're not sure what you need, the company offers a list of 'Recommended' items that cover a wide range of needs through their home page.

Wine glasses, decanters and more: Many choices are available including Riedel and Spiegelau crystal stemware and decanters. Plus, there are many products to clean and care for your glassware.   


Serving and preserve your wine, from the most elegant decanters to chillers, coasters, drip savers and more. When we want wine by the glass (when we don't think we'll finish a bottle), we use the WineKeeper which automatically fills the bottle with nitrogen to preserve the wine.
Corkscrews Corkscrews and cork pullers are essential tools. Wine Enthusiast has a wide variety of devices including the traditional Laguiole corkscrew to the smooth Rabbit Corkscrew leverpull types. Storing your wine doesn't have to be difficult. Wine Enthusiast offers everything from free standing wine cellars to wine racks and cooling systems that can be installed in a closet or a corner of the basement.   
Finally, for great deals, don't forget to check out the clearance items and the Wine Cellar Outlet Store areas.


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