Vineyard Site Selection and Establishment

Proper site selection is the basis for optimizing grape yield and quality and is the most important decision when establishing a vineyard. Proper planning will help create a sustainable business. This topic evaluates your decision making process in selecting your site and establishing your vineyard to ensure your choices will carry you profitably into the future.

Components of site selection and establishment include:
  • Contracts and site suitability
  • Vineyard site selection
  • Sourcing plant material
  • Site preparation for nematodes
  • Vineyard layout
  • Cold protection
  • Choosing an irrigation system
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