They have started the winter pruning here in the vineyard. I guess this means we have to face the fact that Winter is coming. We have no idea why they just pruned these few rows in this probably four-acre plot. I love the grape stuck in this vine.
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. https://vimeo.com/314836994/6bde92132c We walked across to… Continue reading The Winter Work Continues 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
It begins. Winter pruning of the old vines has started. I love seeing the old vines like this. So much sass and character in the way they have twisted and grown. Oh, the stories they could tell. I wonder how they feel at this stage. Are they happy to be free of the weight of… Continue reading The old vines getting ready for a rest
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