I was thinking as I drafted this post that this is really where the story of ‘Birth of a Wine’ should have begun. We have started pruning this week and really what we do now will drive a lot of outcome. More canes tied down and/or longer canes will give more buds meaning more grapes.
But too many bunches and at the other end of the season the question is “Will that all that fruit get ripe?”
Lovely crisp and frosty nights at present means beautiful clear days and sunshine. This is good weather to prune in Tony tells me. Here's a shot of him pruning the Sauvignon Blanc. The next images show what he started with, and what the finished job looks like.
Once all the pruning is finished we’ll much the old canes back into the soil, and wait for bud-burst!