As fruit ripens, a walk in the vineyard with winegrower Michael Larner led to an interesting discovery and we learned how vineyards use netting to protect their precious crop from birds. To explore this further, we visited Riverbench Vineyard to see the crew applying the netting to their vines.
Learn more about Michael Larner the winemaker who owns and with help from his family runs the Larner Winery in Santa Barbara CA.
Michael Larner Explains Veraison As A Survival Mechanism
Winegrower Michael Larner explains a survival mechanism that wine grapes have developed to advertise their sugar levels to birds and other animals.
Michael Larner: Larner Vineyard and Winery
Michael Larner of Larner Vineyard and Winery tells us about how he deals with Nazi gophers and how the new Ballard Canyon AVA is like giving birth to a third child.