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A Year in THE Life of a Vineyard - Hover over a photo for vineyard stage...
Barrel Prune - June
Pruning - June to August
Raking Under the Vines - August/September
Pruning Completed - August
Budburst - August & September
Keeping the vineyard free of nasties! - September to December
Shoot Development & Thinning - September - October
Inflorescence development - October
Lift Wires to keep canopy upright - November
Flowering Begins (caps off) - November
Canopy Wires are up and ready for 1st canopy trim - November
Canopy Trim - December & January (Steve use to do this with a hedge trimmer)
Berries Still Hard and Green (berry formation) - December
Veraison (berry ripening) - January
Reduce the Yield (drop fruit) to Increase Complexity & Intense Flavours in the Wine - January
Nets on - January / February
Pre Harvest, getting Ready for Vintage - February to April
Harvest Time (all our fruit is handpicked) - February to April
Grapes Picked ready for the Winery! Vintage is from February to April
Grapes at the Crush - Ready for Barrel Fermentation - Same Day as Picked
At the Winery...
Over to the Winemaker!
Fermentation in French Oak - February to January (11 months)
Post Harvest - April (Senescence Stage) Sheep in, Vines rest until June
Reward for Effort!
Wine Shows - August to November!
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