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Water Management with Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard

This show was published 17 May 2024


Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard talks to Chris about water management in the vineyard. In the Paso Robles region they have around 26 inches of rain annually but falling between November to April giving 6 wet months and 6 dry months. The challenge is how to retain the water from the winter months to compensate and make use of through dry months and droughts.

We discuss how the vine's roots need to be trained to grow deeper to get to the moisture but how they also need to take nutrients from the top soil. This involves not planting vines too close together and avoiding training roots into bad habits e.g. irrigating just twice in summer for 24 hours to get the water down into the deeper layers of the soil. Jason explains how by using keyline ploughing they are able to manage water drainage on hilly vineyard sites. Regenerative farming encourages organic matter in the soil which prevents the soil from being compacted.

At the Tablas Creek estate, out of the 270 acres they own, they have 100 acres of oak forest and have planted fruit trees, flowering plants, olive trees to create bio-diversity around the vineyard site.


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