Winemaking 101

Wine from Vines

 The shoots are rising as the vineyard comes alive. Tiny clusters of grape 'flowers' are showing and the suckers are shooting up. Primary, secondary and sometimes tertiary shoots are sneaking onto the canes... That means it is time to start working in the vineyard.

If you are working with VSP (vertical shoot positioning) or Scott Henry trellis, remember only one shoot per every 4 to 5 inches on each cane. Anything else should be popped off. If you are spur pruning, two shoots per 

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Wine from Vine

 If you are working with VSP (vertical shoot positioning) or Scott Henry trellis, remember only one shoot per every 4 to 5 inches on each cane. Anything else should be popped off. If you are spur pruning, two shoots per spur is appropriate.

I love the vineyard at this time of year. Pruning shears are rarely needed, just hands (gloves work but I like using my fingers without a barrier because I am weird or...) I guess I just like touching the plants. There is some sort of connection of life and s

Posts coming soon!