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  • Irrigation

    Irrigation plays an important role in the development of the vineyard. Melville utilizes a drip irrigation method with half gallon emitters. Irrigation management practices include depriving the vine […]

    Cover Crop

    Extensive research and testing is done on the soil every year in order to better understand its components. The results help to determine the most suitable ground cover […]

    Shoot-Thinning and Leafing

    Shoot-thinning and leafing are common practices in the months prior to harvest, as they serve to control ripening and yields. Meticulous vine management during this stage is critical. […]

    Pounds Per Vine

    Melville refers to vineyard yields in terms of “pounds per vine”, as opposed to the more conventionally used “tons per acre”. In recent years, tons per acre has […]

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