Pruning. Pruning. Pruning…

Pruning, pruning, pruning… keep those fingers moving! Our hands and forearms are getting serious workouts in this week as we prune vineyards to get them ready for the coming spring and 2020 vintage.

In the Vineyard

Here are a few photos from pruning work in the vineyard the past week.  We’re pruning, painting cut vine ends, and tying the canes to the trellis wires as the weather starts to warm.

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Cheers!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from our family to yours!  We wish  you all the best for the upcoming growing seasons.  We have some exciting new plans for growth and look forward to what this year will bring.  Cheers!

Photo credit: N. Hedderich

Time to prune

As the rains start to slow (though we’ve got another storm rolling in the end of this week), we’re back in the vineyard and starting to prune the vines and get ready for the growing season.  Here are some photos from this week from a Pinot Noir vineyard in Sonoma County:

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Harvest is here!

Harvest has started in our neck of the woods, and not just for the sparkling wine houses.  We’ve started to help pick some of the  Pinot Noir vineyards we tend.  Here are a few photos from last week:

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Budbreak

We’ve finished pruning in the vineyards. After a couple weeks of warm sunshine and then rains, we have bud break.  The first signs of the 2016 vintage.  Spring is here. It’s a beautiful and green time to be in wine country.  Cheers!

Here are a few photos, taken this week, from a vineyard in Sonoma County:

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For more about bud break in the region, check out the article from The North Bay Business Journal: Winegrape vines sprout in Sonoma, Napa, Lake counties.

Just right. Just tight.

As we add new wires, and replace wires in the vineyard this year, we like to do a clean, neat job.  This way everything is secure, will last a long time, and looks good.

Photos from last week of our work in a vineyard with wood end posts.

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