The earth had to be prepared for the planned vineyard. The southwest desert is covered with low growing brush that needed to be removed. A brush hog was used for this process and a motor grader leveled the land. It was then tilled and 6 fields were designated for the vines.
Next the irrigation system was laid out to the 6 fields. This involved trenching 1500 feet of ground and laying out 5000 feet of pipe.
The trellis system was then installed in 3 of the fields that were to be planted in 2018. A labor intensive project, the set up of the trellis poles could not have been completed without the help of a couple friends from Las Vegas, and equipment donated by a neighbor.
Once the poles were set in place, the rest of the irrigation system was set up. It included wire, tubing and drip system for each plant.