The Winter Work Continues in the Vineyard

Yesterday's walk amongst the sheep and Almond blossoms also included watching the winter pruning of the vines. You can also check out last year's post on Winter pruning. These vines look like they were first pruned by a machine and now the crew are going through to complete the pruning. We walked across to… Continue reading The Winter Work Continues in the Vineyard

Vineyard, Xan & Bob

Finally a walk in the vineyard

After our crazy week following our return from the U.S.A. and Thanksmas, we enjoyed a much more relaxed Sunday. A bit of pottering about the house and garden and finally a walk in the vineyard. We really missed that while we were away. The vineyard has changed drastically from Autumn to Winter while we were… Continue reading Finally a walk in the vineyard

Vineyard, Xan & Bob

The art of winter pruning

This morning we wandered out into the vineyard as the moon was still visible in the sky and the sunlight was warming the remaining frost. We wanted to observe the guys as they pruned the vines for winter. They use the assistance of air-powered pruning shears. Four guys each pruning a row. They move methodically… Continue reading The art of winter pruning