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Introduction

Our winery is nestled in the

Black Forest in Colorado

across from the Airforce Academy

and close to Garden of the Gods.

The company was created in

August 12th, 2007.

The winery is owned operated

by the Shapiro family.

My sons ( the Two Brothers) help

in the planting of the vines.

We started the vineyard back in 2007.

We first had planted the vines in pots.

My wife and I thought let's see

what grows.

We were surprised to see that they

really made an impression.

Growing the Vines

We started to plant little by little.

We decided to start the winery

as our vines began to grow.

Dornfelder

We were told this one was winter hardy. One made it.

It's still there. It never produced anything.

We had a bad year in 2009.

An early snow killed most of the vines.

The vines took a bad hit.

We surveyed the damage and saw some that came back

like nobody's business.

In 2010, the two brothers planted owned vines. Wow!

We learned.

2011 Times are different. We are now planting 600 vines!

It is not if, it is how.

Wine making

I began to make wine in 2007.

First trying to make wine from Home brew shops.

Then we began creating our own kits.

We experimented and started looking for equipment.

Science

Question

Can vines grow at 7500 ft in Colorado?

Yes, they can. This process is not finished.

Typically, vines will grow 1.5 ft in the first growing year.

Our vines grow around 5 ft in length.

The vines are in ground late April or mid May.

Hypothesis

The soil, the instense sun, the grow tubes will produce a drinkable wine.

Research

I cannot give up all my tricks..! Just kidding.

I think I will put this off. I own my business.

Experiment

Well, the vineyard is the experiment.

The experiment is a lesson in pride, delight,

struggle, and success.

Gather Results

Unfortunately the results are premature.

It is wine.

Communicate Results

We will try. Visit the site for more updates.

2013 Wow! We just purchased some more land. Yes, we are still young. We planting more vines and fruit trees.