17 September 2018

Canopy spraying

 This week at the winery our vineyard team is hard at work starting our pre-bud burst canopy spraying. Bud burst is an extremely volatile time for grape vines. When buds burst, it contains both the leaves and flowers of the grape vine. If the flowers get damaged, you may not get a crop come harvest time. The spray being used is made out of sulphur and lime which offers some protection from unpredictable spring weather as well as bugs and disease pressure.