In April 2003,
Crossing Vineyards and Winery utilized the latest laser technology to plant
ten acres of Vinifera winegrapes.
A laser siting device was used in conjunction with a grape vine planter to design
perfectly straight vineyard rows. This ensures uniform spacing,
which allows for optimal vine development. The planting time is
also reduced from several weeks to a few days, thus reducing stress
on the young vines and giving them a greater probability of survival.