Do want to be a part of southern Nevada's historical re-emergence in small-scale, high value (really it is horticulture) agriculture? Contact me at Extremehort@aol.com
|Roger Gehrning's commercial vineyard in Amargosa, NV,|
the first in southern Nevada (2005)
Come join us for the first commercial harvest of olives in Nevada for making local olive oil. The olives will be harvested around December 19th at commercial vineyard in Nevada about 90 minutes from Las Vegas. We will be harvesting the olives by hand. This reduces damage to the fruits and makes a higher quality olive oil.
There are no processing facilities in Nevada for olive oil so the olives will be taken to Paso Robles, CA, for processing and bottling.
|Roger's first commercial harvest of wine grapes using|
volunteers that I organized for this historic event (2009)
Arrangements are underway for the processed and bottled oil to be sold in Nevada.
The vineyard is owned and operated by Roger Gehring, a local Las Vegas resident. Roger also owns and operatest the first commercial vineyard in southern Nevada which is selling the grapes to Pahrump Valley Winery, Pahrump, Nevada.
|Me with Roger just after the first planting of wine grapes|
His irrigation line, drip irrigation, is attached to a trellis wire about 24 inches off the ground (where Roger's hands are) with the emitter coming directly off of his poly tubing lateral line.
The wine grapes are each staked and protected with a rabbit guard. Lots of jackrabbits and desert cottontails out there looking for food in the winter and they will take anything they will devour anything they can including immature pine trees Roger was using for establishing a windbreak.