It’s a busy time of the year here in the winery! The cold days and clear blue skies have made for perfect bottling and pruning conditions!
That’s right; this week has been all about the bottling! We have bottled the 2019 Ingram Pinot Grigio, the 2019 Lana’s Rose. We are excited about getting these wines into the cellar door and on tasting; the Lana’s Rose is looking particularly delicious!
We have started on the mammoth task of pruning all of our vines; this starts off with a process called “Pre-pruning”. This is a way of removing all of the long growth by machine, making it easier to get in and prune by hand. This method does require us to walk through the vines and take note of any vines that may need a cordon replaced.
Once the machine has been through and pre-pruned the vines, our team of pruners goes vine to vine, pruning the canes down to a 2 bud spur. When spring comes, the bud’s form new canes on each of the spurs creating what is called new wood. Many people think that we are crazy to prune so much off a vine, but the grapes only grow and form on the new canes! If we didn’t prune we wouldn’t have any grapes and without grapes we would have no wine!
If you have any more questions about pruning or want to try any of the wines our Cellar Door is open 7 days a week! Come in and ask as many questions as you like!