Affiliate Sponsor: Knights Grapevine Nursery
Knights Grapevine Nursery is family- owned and operated by Eckhard Kaesekamp and Benjamin Kaeskamp, who have more than 28 years of experience in vineyard development.
Located in Sutter County, the nursery prides itself in providing strong, healthy plants for their customers. They offer several grape varieties, clones, and rootstock as dormant bench grafts and potted green vines, combining "time-tested traditional vine-growing techniques" with modern approaches to ensure high-quality, clean plants.
Keeping their product free of viruses and diseases is a top priority. As an independent nursery, they test each individual plant, a process that differs from their competitors, many of whom only test a sample of vines, according to Eckhard.
"We care about the product we send out," Eckhard said. "No matter where your rootstock or bud wood originates from (certified blocks or the new 2010 protocol), nothing beats the peace of mind that is brought about by individual plant testing before grafting season."
In the more than 20 million vines sold by Knights Grapevine Nursery in the last 15 years, "we have yet to find one of the serious viruses," said Eckhard, adding that he is very proud of their track record and crediting it to his "due diligence" before the vines leave the nursery.
The Knights Grapevine Nursery office is located at 23308 Gifford Road in Knights Landing. For more information about its services and products, call (530) 776-9296, visit the web site at www.knightsgrapevinenursery.com, or send an e-mail to eckhard(at)knightsgrapevinenursery(dot)com.