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The Backyard Vintner: An Enthusiast's Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Wine at Home Hardcover – March 23, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Crestline Books (March 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785828265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785828266
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.3 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #418,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jim Law is the award winning, small batch vintner and owner of Linden Vineyards in Linden, Virginia, where he lives, grows grapes, writes, lectures, and teaches classes on wine making.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Lloyd Cox on May 12, 2012
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This book is impressive from the moment you open it. Beautiful big full color photos and multiple illustration and diagrams. Written by professionals with many insightful details, examples and enthusiastic step by step instructions. After reading the first half- (The grape growing half) I believe I have enough information to select plants and grow a wonderful vineyard specific for my land and produce tons of fruit. The second half I may read later but I'm not very interested in producing wine. I'm sure it is just as detailed and informative . I believe this book is the one you must have if you are beginning or need to up grade you vineyard It appears to have plenty of information in a clear and easy to read format that would benefit the experienced farmers as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By larry naslund on November 25, 2011
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this is an excellent book for anyone starting a vinyard, (or taking one over)and is intended for the serious
home winemaker who's goal is to make a 'professional' style of wine. it has been a good reference for me every step of the way from designing the vinyard (my little half acre) growing the grapes, when to pick (in detail!) and how to make the wine, to aging and bottling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott D. Hanson on January 3, 2013
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I have a three year old jumble of vines that I just could not figure out how to prune correctly. This book does a great job of explaining pruning. Plenty of diagrams and explanations to assist the reader in making the needed cuts on precious vines. In this book the author, Jim Law, encourages the reader to allow the wine to develop as it will without chemical interference from the human. If you are looking for a recipe book, this is not the one for you. If you are looking for a book that will encourage and guide you in your long quest to become a comfortable vintner, then this is your book.
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