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Unloading VSP Trellis for vine wire.  Average weight 300 lbs.  Hole for each nine inches each.  Will encompass an acre and a half.  Copyright 2015 John J. Rigo, Stewart-Rigo Winery in Eustace, Texas.

Unloading VSP Trellis for vine wire. Average weight 300 lbs. Hole for each nine inches each. Will encompass an acre and a half. Copyright 2015 John J. Rigo, Stewart-Rigo Winery in Eustace, Texas.

VSP Trellis for wine wire hanging system.  Start of planting project for acre and half.  Copyright 2015, John J. Rigo, Stewart-Rigo Winery in Eustace, Texas.

VSP Trellis for wine wire hanging system. Start of planting project for acre and half. Copyright 2015, John J. Rigo, Stewart-Rigo Winery in Eustace, Texas.

Starting a vineyard is much more than starting a vegetable garden.  The success or most of time, failure of such a dream is common.  Many a started vineyard today has rows of wood posts with wire and no plants or at best the dying remains of once was a dream in a vineyard. 

We have prepared long and hard for our dream.  185 hours of study thru UC at Davis, out of California.  Knowledge is power in the wine growing business.  There are no short-cuts.  Finding the right soil in the right location, with the right water is a must.  That is why our search took two years when the dream started over twenty years ago.

Two years ago, we found our farm.  It is on the Wilcox Aquifer, some of the greatest water in Texas, it was number one in our search for a farm.  What you see above is pictures of the VSP Trellis System being unloaded.  There will be three more loads like this for the complete system. 

It is two and seven-eights inch new pipe.  It was a purchase of brand new pipe costing about $5,000 and taking two men, two months to cut and fit this piping. This system will be there for a hundred years for this vineyard.

(Special Note: Infrared and daytime camera’s constantly patrol the property for an instant alarm in an attempt to tamper with said equipment. The instant alarm goes to the Henderson County Sheriff Department. The “Castle Law” applies in any and all trespassing). 

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