Winter pruning 2017 10, Feb 2017

Pruning in the vineyardWe've been busy pruning the vines, we're well over halfway through. To promote healthier vines we've been employing a new technique called gentle pruning.

This method avoids large cuts to the vine and concentrates on smaller cuts made on 1 or 2 year old wood. Gentle pruning reduces the risk of infections in the vines, encourages more natural sap flow inside the plant and results in stronger and healthier vines for years to come. We hope to see an improvement in vine growth, yield, and grape quality as result of this new approach.