Vine Mortality

May 14, 2011

We have now made a count of dead vines that were planted last May. Overall we had a 2.8% mortality rate, with the Chardonnay faring the worse. The detailed analysis is as follows:


Cultivar Rootstock Dead Plants Total Planted % Mortality
Pinot Meunier 865 41B 24 1250 1.9%
Pinot Meunier 925 41B 33 1250 2.6%
Pinot Noir 115 Fercal 17 1100 1.5%
Pinot Noir 459 Fercal 3 1100 0.3%
Pinot Noir 870 Fercal 8 1100 0.7%
Pinot Noir 872 41B 7 1100 0.6%
Seyval Blanc SO4 27 1175 2.3%
Pinot Gris 457 Fercal 4 175 2.3%
Chardonnay 95 Fercal 36 1450 2.5%
Chardonnay 124 41B 83 1450 5.7%
Chardonnay 277 41B 110 1450 7.6%
Total 352 12600 2.8%

It's interesting that the Chardonnay 124 and 277 cultivars fared so badly and that the Pinot Noir did so well. In the next couple of weeks we will be replacing all the dead plants by hand.