Hail in the Vineyard

leaf torn from hail

Texas grapegrowers pray often!  We’ve made it past late freezes here, but Mother Nature has another threat for us…

Texas storms can mean hail and we have seen some at our vineyard this spring.  This picture shows some minor damage that our vines suffered on April 10, 2017 in the mid-afternoon.  As you can see, the hail tore small bits of leaves, but luckily the grapes and grapevines did not sustain any damage.  We’ve got some vigorous vines and they will keep on growing just fine.

Some of our friends in the Texas High Plains were hit by hail recently as well.  Clearly the storm that hit them was much more severe than ours!