Although we typically celebrate the fresh start of the New Year on January 1, the annual life cycle of the vineyard begins in late winter through the careful process of pruning. According to Vineyard Manager, Alex Moeller, pruning is the most impactful step in the life cycle of our vines. The pruning process is usually done by hand, but with the help of a pre-pruner, preliminary work reduces the labor involved in hand pruning.
The pruning process involves the vineyard crew carefully selecting canes that are best suited to bear fruit for the coming vintage. Pruning is truly an art, sculpting the architecture of the vineyard for the coming year.
Prune well, and the rest of the year will go smoothly.