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Backyard Vintner
Anyone who ever wanted to have homemade wine and never thought they had the space or ability to make it will love this book. The Backyard Vintner is a handy guide to at-home wine making that teaches readers the tips and tricks of the trade. It is perfect for those who want to bring the feeling of wine country right into their own backyard. The Backyard Vintner teaches readers how to start and maintain a vineyard, providing vital information on topics such as planting, trellising, and proper pruning techniques for grapes; which grape varieties will grow best in every climate or region; and the wines that can be made from each variety. Basic recipes for wines, and advice on topics such as bottling, storing, and serving wines, are also provided.

Author: Jim Law Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2005 Edition: 1st Publisher: Quarry Books

Price: $19.99
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Biodynamic Wine, Demystified
by Nicolas Joly

"Wine is made in the Vineyard." It's the mantra of many a winemaker. But what does it mean, really?

Esteemed winemaker and biodynamic pioneer Nicholas Joly believes a wine that is well-made in the vineyard must express its unique terroir: the character imbued by a vine's particular plot of well-tended earth.

In Biodynamic Wine, Demystified, Joly shares the core philosophy behind biodynamic viticulture and why such practices result in wines of regional distinction. This process treats the vineyard as a self-perpetuating ecological whole influenced not only by terrestrial forces but those of the sun, moon and cosmos. He explains why the use of foreign substances like pesticides and fertilizers in the vineyard, and aromatic yeasts and enzymes in the cellar, as well as mechanisms like electric motors and pumps, disrupt this synergy and are ultimately counterproductive to a wine's best, consistent expression.

Pub. Date: June 2008 Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild, Limited Format: Paperback, 156pp

Price: $24.95
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Biology of the Grapevine
Information on the evolution, taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, physiology and genetics of grapevines is scarce and thinly spread in the literature on horticulture and the plant sciences. This book aims to provide for the first time in English a concise but comprehensive overview of the biology and cultivation of the grapevine, accessible to all concerned with viticulture. After a description of the essential features of viticulture, including a concise history from antiquity to modern times, the authors consider the taxonomy of the grapevine and the evolutionary processes which gave rise to the diversity within the Vitaceae. Particular attention is paid to the genera Vitis and Muscadinia, which are considered a reserve of genetic variation for the improvement of grapevines. A description of the vegetative and reproductive anatomy of the grapevine precedes a full discussion of the developmental and environmental physiology of these fascinating and economically important plants. The concluding chapter considers the potential for genetic improvement of grapevines and includes coverage of the problems encountered, and the methods and strategies employed, in breeding for scions and rootstocks. Special reference to the role of plant biotechnology and tissue culture in the genetic improvement of grapevines is also made. Contents Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. The growing of grapes; 2. The grapevine and its relatives; 3. The structure of the grapevine: vegetative and reproductive anatomy; 4. Developmental physiology: the vegetative grapevine; 5. Developmental physiology: flowering and fruiting; 6. The cultivated grapevine; 7. Genetic improvement of grapevines.

Author: Alain Boquet Author: Michael G. Mullins Author: Larry E. Willliams Binding: Both Copyright: 1991 Edition: 1st Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Price: $63.00
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Chemigation in Tree and Vine Microirrigation Systems
This handy guide will help you take full advantage of your orchard or vineyard’s microirrigation system. Learn how the application of chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, and soil amendments such as gypsum can be injected through your system resulting in uniform application throughout your orchard or vineyard. Included is a discussion of various types of injection equipment, capacity and pricing considerations, materials that can be injected, and timing and duration to achieve optimal results.

One of a series of water management handbooks prepared by the UC Irrigation Program; it is not eligible for discounts.

Publication Number: 21599 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English Copyright Date: 2001 Length: 12 pp.

Price: $5.00
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Compendium of Grape Diseases
Of interest to everyone who works with grapes. Includes sections on cultural practices and selection of planting material.

Table of Contents Introduction; Pathogens of Grape, The Family Vitaceae and Vitis Speciation, Grapevine Structure and Growth Stages, Historical Significance of Diseases in Grape Production Part 1: Diseases Caused by Biotic Factors Fruit and Foliar Diseases Caused by Fungi; Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew, Botrytis Bunch Rot and Blight, Black Rot, Phomopsis Cane and Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Rotbrenner, Bitter Rot, White Rot, Ripe Rot, Macrophoma Rot, Angular Leaf Spot, Diplodia Cane Dieback and Bunch Rot, Berry Rots and Raisin Molds, Rust; Minor Foliage Diseases; Leaf Blight, Leaf Blotch, Zonate Leaf Spot, Septoria Leaf Spot, Other Minor Foliage Diseases; Wood and Root Diseases Caused by Fungi; Eutypa Dieback, Esca and Black Measles, Black Dead Arm, Armillaria Root Rot, Phymatotrichum Root Rot, Verticillium Wilt, Dematophora Root Rot, PhytophthoraCrown and Root Rot, Grape Root Rot Diseases Caused by Bacteria and Bacterialike Organisms; Crown Gall, Bacterial Blight, Pierce's Disease; Grapevine Yellows Diseases; Flavescence Doree, Bois Noir and Vergilbungskrankheit, Other Grapevine Yellows Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viruslike Agents; Fanleaf Degeneration, Tomato Ringspot Virus Decline, Tobacco Ringspot Virus Decline, Peach Rosette Mosaic Virus Decline, Leafroll, Corky Bark, Rupestris Stem Pitting, Other Virus and Viruslike Diseases; Nematode Parasites of Grape; Root-Knot Nematodes, Dagger and Needle Nematodes, Lesion Nematodes, Citrus Nematode, Miscellaneous Ectoparasitic Nematodes

Author: APS Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1988 Edition: 1st Publisher: APS

Price: $69.00
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Cover Cropping in Vineyards: A Grower's Handbook
This practical guide features cutting-edge methods for using cover crops to enhance vineyard performance. Includes information on how cover crops affect vineyards and promote ecological stability and how-to instructions. vineyard performance and ecological stability.

Author: ANR Publication #3338 Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1998 Edition: 1st Publisher: Division of Agriculture and Natural Rescources

Price: $20.00
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Diseases and Pests: Grape Production Series #1
There has never been a comprehensive guide to the diseases, pests and disorders of grapevines in Australia and New Zealand. This text has been compiled by researchers from Primary Industries, South Australia, and is designed to provide a practical manual for identifying, preventing and controlling diseases and pests.Each section has information on identifying, monitoring and controlling the disease or pest, and is copiously illustrated with high quality illustrations in full colour. The emphasis is on providing practical advice to growers, but the book will prove an invaluable text for students of viticulture around the world.A whole section of the book is devoted to spraying technique, and another gives a full listing of chemicals and their application.manual on identifying, monitoring and controlling diseases, pests and disorders of the grapevine.

Author: Phil Nicholas Binding: Spiral Copyright: 1994 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $54.00
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Drip & Micro Irrigation for Trees, Vines, and Row Crops
Sponsors: CEC and USBR (Agriculture) A revised (late 1999) design guide which covers microspray and drip for orchards and vineyards, plus permanent row crops. Sections cover water requirements, selection of emitter spacing and block sizes, efficiency and uniformity, allowable pressure differences, hose design, pressure regulation strategies, filtration, and chemical injection. Includes practical, step-by-step design examples, plus the latest on SDI and row crop drip.

Author: Stuart W. Styles Author: Charles M. Burt Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1999 Edition: 1st Publisher: ITRC

Price: $125.00
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Field Guide to Diseases, Pests, and Disorders of Grapes
The authors, from the South Australian Research and Development Institute, Loxton, and Agriculture Victoria, Sunraysia Horticultural Research Institute, aimed to develop a practical tool for grapegrowers to identify diseases, pests and disorders - a fundamental aspect of efficient vineyard management. The result is this sturdy, pocket-sized guide, containing more than 350 full colour photographs accompanied by short, easily read descriptions of most diseases, pests and disorders found in the vineyard. It is a companion to Diseases and Pests (Nicholas, Magarey and Wachtel) and contains cross-references to the larger publication, but stands alone as an easy to use field guide.

Author: M.C. Kelly Author: A.M. MacGregor Author: M.F.Wachtel Author: P.A. Magarey Binding: Spiral Copyright: 2000 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $30.00
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General Viticulture
Wherever grapevines are cultivated, this book will be welcome because it fills a long-standing need for a clear, concise treatment of modern viticulture. During the past fifty years, more progress has been made in the science and art of growing grapes for table use and raisin or wine production than in any previous century. This new edition has been revised throughout. The chapters on vine structure, vine physiology, the grape flower and berry set, development and composition of grapes, and means of improving grape quality add to our knowledge of the vine and its functions. The text is designed to enable those concerned with either vine or fruit problems to arrive at considered diagnoses. The student will find the text and the cited references a comprehensive source of information. The grape and allied industries should welcome the updating of the major portion of the book. Here the emphasis is on modern practices in vineyard management in arid and semi-arid regions--with special reference to California. Full and detailed treatment is provided or propagation, supports, training young vines, pruning, cultivation and chemical weed control, irrigation, soil management, diseases and pests, and harvesting, packing and storage.

Author: James A. Cook Author: Lloyd A. Lider Author: A. J. Winkler Author: W. M. Kliewer Binding: Hardback Copyright: 1974 Edition: 2nd

Price: $73.95
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General Viticulture
First English translation of the French classic. Provides an overview of current French knowledge in the field of viticulture to a wider audience.

Author: Pierre Galet Binding: Paperback

Price: $210.00
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Grape Diseases
Pierre Galet

This is a practical book on grape diseases aimed at vine-growers and students who are looking for a summary of each vine disease. It describes the symptoms, diseases cycle, development and predisposing conditions of each disease, and the methods of controlling it. Tables are included at the end of the book to enable diseases to be identified form the various parts of the vine, i. e. leaves, shoots, trunks, inflorescences, grapes and roots .

The 200 colour photographs found separate Jrom the text, and the 80 photographs and figures within the text, willfacilitate diseases identification in the vineyard.

Treatment products are given according to chemical origin but I have also included, in brackets, the names of leading commercial products. My aim is not to advertise any particular product, but to enable readers to find their way around the complicated advertising names that often change each year and are therefore difficult to follow. In fact, some substances have ouly a short life span because resistance to the fungicide develops. This comp licates the use of these products and means that trea tmen ts con tain ing differen t che - mical groups must be alternated and those chemicals that have become completely ineffective no longer used.

I should like to give my sincere thanks to Mr Arnould, Director of "Revue cles Œnologues" and "OENO PLURIMEDIA" for publishing this book in English. I should also like to thank Jaqueline Smith who has taken on the task of translating it.


Price: $210.00
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Grape Growing
NATURE OF THE VINE. History and Classification of Grapes. Vine Structure. Growth of the Vine. Vine Improvement. STRATEGY FOR GRAPE PRODUCTION. Site Selection and Weather Modification. Varieties. Propagation. Soils. Water. Mineral Nutrition. VINE MANAGEMENT. Pruning. Spacing and Training. Techniques to Improve Grape Quality. Harvest and Post Harvest Operations. CROP HAZARDS. Viral, Fungal, and Bacterial Diseases. Insects. Other Vineyard Pests. Weed Control and Air Pollution. GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING AT HOME. Grapes for the Home Vineyard. Wines from Grapes.

Author: Robert J. Weaver Binding: Hardback Copyright: 1976 Edition: 1st Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Price: $147.95
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Grape Pest Management

Pests. Invasives. Vineyard Foes. We may refer to them differently but the economic impact of pests common to California wine, raisin, and table grape vineyards vary only in scope.

In the much anticipated 3rd edition of Grape Pest Management, more than 70 research scientists, cooperative extension advisors and specialists, growers, and pest control advisers have consolidated the latest scientific studies and research into one handy reference. The result is a comprehensive, easy-to-read pest management tool.

What’s new? Well, for starters, more pests! The new edition, the first in over a decade, includes several new invasive species that are now major pests. It also reflects an improved understanding among researchers, farmers, and growers about the biology of pests. With nine expansive chapters, helpful, colorful photos throughout, here’s more of what you’ll find:

  • Diagnostic techniques for identifying vineyard problems
  • Detailed descriptions of more than a dozen diseases
  • Comprehensive, illustrated listings of insect and mite pests,including the recently emerging glassy winged sharpshooter and Virginia creeper leaf-hopper
  • Regional calendars of events for viticultural management
  • Up-to-date strategies for vegetation management
  • Length: 609 pp.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-800-1
  • Copyright Date: 2013
  • Author: Larry J. Bettiga
  • Inventory Type: Paperback

Price: $100.00
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Grape Varieties and Rootstock Varieties
In order to cultivate grapes successfully, whether for direct consumption (table grapes) or for wine and spirit production (wine grapes), it is essential to have knowledge of grape varieties. A number of grape varieties are now grown throughout the world for the quality of the resulting product, and it is mainly the varieties that have made a name for the great wine producing regions of France that are studied in this book, together with the principal table grapes cultivated in vineyards throughout the world.

Author: Pierre Galat Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1999 Edition: 1st Publisher: Ideal Foreign Books

Price: $210.00
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Grapes Into Wine
A basic book on winemaking from the winemaker's point of view. Ideal introduction for the home winemaker or small producer. Covers everything from selecting the grape to bottling the wine.

Author: Philip M. Wagner Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1976 Edition: 1st Publisher: Random House

Price: $18.95
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Great Wine Terroirs
"The vine and its wine are a great mystery. Only the vine reveals to us what is the real taste of the earth," writes Colette. In this sumptuously illustrated and wonderfully informative book, Jacques Fanet invites us on an entertaining tour of the world's most celebrated winegrowing regions to discover the characteristics of the bond that ties the vine to its place of birth: the terroir. Terroir is a uniquely French term for the subtle interaction of natural factors and human skills that define the characteristics of each winegrowing region. Interviewing growers and researchers in France, Spain, Italy, California, Chile, Australia, and South Africa, Fanet looks for the soil in the soul of each wine. He takes us back millions of years to show how movements in the ancient bedrock, faults, mountain building, tidal flow, sedimentation, and volcanic activity contribute to the precise and individual character of each terroir, making the great winegrowing regions what they are today. Great Wine Terroirs provides wine enthusiasts with everything they will want to know about different soils and climates, the relationship between international grape varieties and the soil in which they grow, and how these factors affect the taste of the wines.

Author: Fante, Jacques Binding: Hardcover Copyright: 2004 Edition: 1st Publisher: University of California Press

Price: $57.95
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Growing Wine Grapes
The American Wine Society's guide to growing grapes. This book covers choosing the best grape varieties in regards to climate, establishing, training, pruning, and harvesting the grapes. Also sections on pests, diseases, and health of your grapes.

Author: T. Zabadal Author: J.R. McGrew Author: A. Hunt Author: J. Loenholdt Author: H. Amberg Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1994 Edition: 1st Publisher: Independent Publishing Group

Price: $10.95
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Harvesting and Handling California Table Grapes for Market
How to market high-quality grapes over long periods and in large distributional areas. Color plates.

Author: ANR Publication #1913 Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1990 Edition: 1st Publisher: Divison of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Price: $10.00
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Lodi Winegrower's Workbook
What is in the Lodi Winegrower's Workbook 2nd Edition

The 2nd edition of the workbook is greatly enhanced while maintaining the self-assessment format. Some of the highlights are:

More than 200 pages of new content, almost tripling its size
275 color photos
61 new sustainable issues, adding to the 105 in the first workbook
Two new chapters:

Vineyard Establishment and Replanting
Shop and Yard Management
Two greatly expanded chapters:

Ecosystem Management (formerly Habitat)
Human Resources Management
The workbook is indexed for quick referencing

The Lodi Winegrower's Workbook 2nd Edition is a comprehensive self-assessment addressing, in the following chapters, the complex processes of growing quality winegrapes sustainably:

Ecosystem Management
Vineyard Establishment and Replanting
Soil Management
Water Management
Pest Management
Human Resources Management
Shop and Yard Management
Wine Quality and Customer Satisfaction

The winegrowers of the Lodi Winegrape Commission believe that by following these sustainable farming principles we will not only protect our land and the community we live in, but will produce higher quality wines more reflective of the place and people that grew them.

Price: $110.00
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Mealybugs in California Vineyards
Author: Kris E. Godfrey

This new identification guide covers six mealybug species that are of concern to California vineyard managers. Illustrated with over 30 color photos, the booklet contains detailed descriptions of each species to help you identify the mealybugs found in your vineyard. You'll learn how they cause damage and how to take action with suggested biological, cultural, and chemical controls for each species.

Publication Number: 21612 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-362-4 Copyright Date: 2002 Length: 16 pp.

Price: $7.00
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Monographs in Cool Climate Viticulture 2: Climate
This book examines issues relevant to viticulturists and vineyard management. Climate is perhaps one of the most important defining factors in the style and quality of wine. Professor Jackson, of Lincoln University, NZ, discusses the importance of climate in growing grapes and producing wine in cooler temperatures and ways the grower can avoid potential problems. Chapters include weather and world climates, wine styles, the use of climatic knowledge in establishing a vineyard, and the possible effects of global warming on viticulture.

Author: David Jackson Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2001 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $35.00
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Organic Winegrowing Manual
The latest in UC’s series of production manuals for organic growers focuses on winegrowing. This manual provides detailed information for wine grape growers on production issues, economics, weed and disease management, the process of conversion from conventional to organic, and organic certification and registration.

Inside this full-color guide you'll find information on soil management for the organic vineyard including soil considerations when selecting a vineyard site, how to develop organic soil management and soil fertility plans, and a discussion of the roles of compost and cover crops. You’ll also find a calendar of recommended practices for year-round soil fertility management.

An extensive section on pest management covers weed, disease, insect, mite, and vertebrate pest management options for the organic grower. A chapter about organic vineyards and the environment covers biodiversity, habitat, and natural resource issues of concern to the organic grower. The chapter on organic certification contains an overview of considerations for evaluating and selecting a certifier.

This manual is illustrated with 18 tables and 89 figures and photos, including close-up color photographs of important natural enemies, sharpshooters, leafhoppers, mites, and disease symptoms. Throughout the publication extensive sidebars highlight key points of information in a convenient condensed format.

As interest in organic wine grape production grows in the California wine industry, this publication provides valuable guidance on practices and considerations for organic and conventional growers alike.

Publication Number:3511


Inventory Type: Paperback

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-563-5

Copyright Date: 2011

Length: 192 pp


Price: $35.00
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Pierce's Disease
This publication covers the symptoms of Pierce’s disease and offers strategies for management. Included is a description of Pierce’s disease incidence in the various grape growing regions of California; descriptions of the four major insect vectors that spread the disease causing bacterium Xylella fastidiosa; and the role that alternative host plants play as a reservoir of the bacteria. Also included is information on the pattern of spread in vineyards by the different vectors; how to monitor the vectors; and a description of management strategies you can use in your vineyard. Illustrated with 4 tables and 21 color photographs.

Publication Number: 21600 Author: L VARELA, R SMITH, P PHILLIPS Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-354-9 Copyright Date: 2001 Length: 20 pp.

Price: $6.00
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Precision Viticulture
An introduction to, and discussion of, the various tools and technologies associated with Precision Viticulture. How does someone interested in using these tools make a start in adopting Precision Viticulture practices? Learn how spatial information should be acquired, delivered and used and arm yourself with the questions that need to be asked of a service provider. The practical application of Precision Viticulture is a central theme to this book and a number of commercial case studies are presented.

Author: Rob Bramley Author: Erika Winter Author: Tony Proffitt Author: David Lamb Binding: Paper Copyright: 2006 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $45.00
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Raisin Production Manual
Over 80 years of UC research plus industry and grower experience and innovation are brought together in this production manual -- the first publication of its kind!

Covers all aspects of the California system of raisin production from vineyard planting and development, pest management, cultural practices, harvesting, drying, handling, and economic considerations, to inspection and marketing. Chapters on grapevine physiology, growth and development, fruitfulness, fruit ripening and drying, characteristics, and raisin quality factors reveal the latest in technology and best practices. This 280 page manual is illustrated with 86 color and black and white photographs, 44 tables, and 72 graphs and line drawings. A detailed appendix outlines resources and organizations in the California raisin industry.

Author: ANR Publication #3393 Binding: Paperback Edition: 1st Publisher: Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Price: $40.00
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Seasonal Guide To Responsible Pest Mgmt in CA Table Grapes

This easy to use decision guide is packed with information to help tablegrape growers make environmentally responsible pest management decisions year-round -- without decreasing yield or fruit quality. The full-color guide takes you through the year from dormant stage to postharvest in an easy to understand approach to pest management. Printed on sturdy coated paper for durability in the field.

  • Publication Number 21647
  • Length: 8 pp
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-826-1
  • Copyright Date: 2013
  • Author: D. Haviland, W Bentley, J. Hashim
  • Inventory Type: Paperback

Price: $10.00
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Soil, Irrigation, and Nutrition
This second book in the Grape Production Series follows on from the very successful Diseases and Pests now widely used in Australia and overseas. Series editor, Phil Nicholas, has involved leading researchers and consultants to provide information that will help grapegrowers make the best management decisions. The soil sections describe vineyard soil types and explain how to make better decisions on soil management treatments, cover crops and herbicides. The irrigation sections cover water quality, irrigation systems and ways to optimise water use efficiency and grape quality. The nutrition sections describe nutrient deficiencies and toxicities and how to manage the nutritional requirements of the vineyard.

Author: Phil Nicholas Binding: Spiral Copyright: 2004 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $80.00
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Soils for Fine Wines
Soils for Fine Wines gives information on soil properties and behavior and their influence on wines. The book is intended to help select sites for a new vineyard, and help manage soils in existing vineyards, focusing not only on growth and production, but on the long-term effects of viticulture on soil quality and the wider environment. This book will be of interest to professors and upper-level students in enology, viticulture, soils and agronomy as well as wine enthusiasts and professionals in the wine industry.

Author: Robert E. White Binding: Hardback Edition: 1st Publisher: Oxford University Press

Price: $110.00
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Sunlight Into Wine
Winner of OIV Award for ViticultureThis handbook sets out the principles of canopy management to improve winegrape yield and quality. Covers canopy microclimate, methods of vineyard quality assurance, and techniques to improve canopy microclimate which emphasize new trellis systems. The final section details how winegrape trellis systems can be economically constructed. Illustrations and photographs ensure the concepts are easily understood.

Author: Richard Smart Binding: Spiral Copyright: 2001 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $51.00
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The Geography of Wine
by Percy H. Dougherty

Wine has been described as a window into places, cultures and times. Geographers have studied wine since the time of the early Greeks and Romans, when viticulturalists realized that the same grape grown in different geographic regions produced wine with differing olfactory and taste characteristics. This book, based on research presented to the Wine Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, shows just how far the relationship has come since the time of Bacchus and Dionysus.

Geographers have technical input into the wine industry, with exciting new research tackling subjects such as the impact of climate change on grape production, to the use of remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems for improving the quality of crops. This book explores the interdisciplinary connections and science behind world viticulture. Chapters cover a wide range of topics from the way in which landforms and soil affect wine production, to the climatic aberration of the Niagara wine industry, to the social and structural challenges in reshaping the South African wine industry after the fall of apartheid. The fundamentals are detailed too, with a comparative analysis of Bordeaux and Burgundy, and chapters on the geography of wine and the meaning of the term ‘terroir’.

ISBN-13: 9789400704633 Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC Publication date: 1/2/2012 Edition description: 1st Edition. Edition number: 1 Pages: 267

Price: $129.00
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The Grapevine
Patrick Iland

Peter Dry

Tony Proffitt

Steve Tyerman

The Grapevine explores the links between the scientific principles and the practice of viticulture. It will be of great interest to anyone involved in viticulture and winemaking as, while it focuses on theory, it also contains practical aspects of growing vines for wine. It covers the basic principles of the molecular, physiological, biochemical and practical aspects of growing vines for wine.

Extensive literature reviews provide a snapshot of current knowledge. New developments, in both research and practice, are discussed. Many diagrams and photographs are included. It provides an up-to-date, thoughtful, comprehensive and interesting account of the scientific principles relating to the practice of viticulture. The Grapevine covers viticulture theory and practices, research and practical case studies.

290 Colour illustrations 320 pages Publisher: Patrick Iland Wine Promotions

Price: $175.00
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The Organic Backyard Vineyard

Interest in wine shows no signs of slowing down—wine tours, tastings, and vacations are now common and homeowners often have space dedicated to their collection. The logical next step? Learning to grow and make your own.

In The Organic Backyard Vineyard expert Tom Powers walks the small grower through the entire process of growing grapes, with a month-by-month maintenance guide covering all regions of the U.S. and Canada. He explains everything a beginning grape grower needs to know: how to design and build a vineyard, how to select grapes for each region, how to maximize yield using organic maintenance techniques, how to build a trellis, how to harvest at peak flavor, and how to store grapes for winemaking.

Updated from his self-published version, this edition includes organic growing information and all new photography. The Organic Backyard Vineyard features everything a wine lover needs to build and care for a backyard vineyard.

  • ISBN-13: 9781604692853
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Pages: 176

Price: $19.95
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The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology
by Markus Keller

Written by a recognized expert, and based on his experience in teaching the subject to students with a variety of educational backgrounds, The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology is the only book to comprehensively explore the physiology of the grapevine as it occurs around the world.

While other books have focused on the vines of specific regions, the globalization of the wine industry and the resulting increase of lands around the world being used for grapevine cultivation has left a gap in information. This book addresses not only the specific issues and concerns of grapevines from regions around the world, but includes important emerging topics such as global climate change, water relations, temperature effect and more.
The truly unique approach of this book is the scientifically-grounded exploration, often applying discoveries in other plant species, of the main physiological processes underlying grapevine form and function, their interactions, developmental and environmental control, and their implications for practical vineyard management.


* Focuses on the physiology of the whole plant rather than at the cellular and organ levels providing an understanding of whole-plant function
* Comprehensive coverage of role of water relations and temperature impact prepares the reader for changing climate impact
* Includes European, North and South American grapes and grape-related industry information providing important insights into implications of differences -- and similarities

Pub. Date: February 02, 2010 Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books Format: Hardcover, 400pp

Price: $165.00
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Vines for Wines
Vines for Wines introduces the reader to the concepts of wine styles and types and provides a basic introduction to tasting principles and the terminology commonly used by wine writers. It describes the different wine grape varieties and the wine made from an individual variety as well as its use in blends. It also provides the consumer with important information on problems associated with cork, additives that may cause problems, allergens, histamines, and quality factors such as flavour components and storage. Each variety is represented by a colour photograph of the grape variety, its current world planting, wine produced and tasting notes.

Author: Angela Gackle Author: George Kerridge Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2005 Edition: 1st Publisher: Wine Titles

Price: $13.50
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Viticulture Volume 1: Resources
Since its release in 1988 Viticulture Volume I Resources and its companion book Volume II Practices have become definitive texts in viticulture throughout the English speaking world. Following a complete revision Volume I is now around twice as long as the first edition. New material has been added to each chapter, especially those on regions, climate and soils. There is also a new chapter on grape berry development and winegrape quality which covers the methods used to assess quality potential including vineyard factors. Examines the Australian viticulture process. Looks at soils, phenology, taxonomy, rootstocks, materials, and site selection.

Author: Peter Dry Author: Brian Coombe Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2005 Edition: 2nd Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $85.00
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Viticulture Volume 2: Practices
Volume 2 covers the practical aspects of operating a vineyard and getting the best from grapes. It deals with propagation, establishment, trellising, pruning, canopy management, irrigation, soil management, nutrition, pests, diseases, harvesting, drying of dried fruit.

Author: Peter Dry Author: Brian Coombe Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2001 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $65.00
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Wine Grape Varieties in California
This beautifully illustrated book is a “must-have” for growers, vintners, and enthusiasts.

Inside you’ll find information on ripening periods for 53 varieties grown in California, ripening dates of varieties by period and growing district, detailed illustrations of grapevine structure, a glossary, and a bibliography. The star of the show is the discussion of the 36 major wine grape varieties grown in the state, covering synonyms, source, physical characteristics such as clusters, berries, and leaves, harvest periods and methods, and winery use. Each variety is highlighted by close-up photography of its clusters, leaves and leaf shoots – 107 lush color photos in all.

Author: ANR Publication 3419 Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2003 Edition: 1st Publisher: Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Price: $30.00
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Winegrape Berry Sensory Assessment in Australia
This new book, for grapegrowers and winemakers, is a guide for assessing berries for ripeness and harvest scheduling. It contains detailed instructions on how to examine berries before harvest according to 20 standardised and industry-tested criteria, by judging the stalks, skins, pulp and seeds. The aim of the book is to provide a basis for a uniform language on crucial berry attributes throughout the Australian wine industry. Wine industry bodies fully endorse this book and during its pilot phase many positive comments were received. According to the authors, it will change the way you look at your grapes and encourage you to monitor, assess and experiment. This new book, for grapegrowers and winemakers, is a guide for assessing berries for ripeness and harvest scheduling. It containes detailed instructions on how to examine berries before harvest according to 20 standardised and industry tested critera.

Author: E. Winter Author: J. Whiting Author: J. Rousseau Binding: Spiral Copyright: 2004 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $39.00
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