Anthony Vineyards, Inc.
- Agriculture - Growers & Shippers
Anthony Vineyards' vines begin their lives either as saplings or as grafts, spliced to the base of more mature plants with surgical precision. After 3 years, they are replanted in rows and in most cases trained branch-by-branch to follow the arch of a trellis, which allows workers easy access to their leaves and fruit.
The carpets of barley separating the rows of vines contribute nutrients to the soil and moderate extremes in temperature. They also provide a home for ladybug beetles, who feed on aphids and other pests. Water for the vines and barely is delivered by an irrigation system which monitors moisture literally down to the drop.
After 5 years, the pampered vines are ready to produce grapes worthy of the Anthony Vineyards name. The meticulous care that led to their harvest follows them through rigorous inspections and right to the grocer's shelves, where any package of Anthony grapes can be traced back to the vineyard, field and row that it came from.