Cutting Back

Pruning season. It’s a bit like hitting the reset button.  All of last years growth and expended energy is sitting in front of you as the shears cut through the canes. And with each cut you’re making way for the start of something new.  

For winemakers, pruning isn't just the beginning of a new season, it marks the start of a new year. It’s the point where we can lay down new canes, train young vines onto the trellis system and remove any damaged vines. After months working in the cellar with the 2014 production it certainly feels good to be back in the vineyard.  And though the vines may look naked now, come the spring it will be a completely different story. Over the next month we'll start to see the vines come alive, marking the start of the 2015 vintage.