22nd December

Canopy Trimming

This week at the winery our vineyard team is hard at work trimming the canopy's of our vines! Our canopy has grown immensely fast and it's time for our vines to get a little haircut. Our trimming tractor will ride down all of our vine rows and cut the canopy's into perfect rectangles. This is not just done for aesthetics - canopy trimming has great benefits to the grapes as well. Cutting back the vines allows for better airflow between the leaves which helps reduce disease pressure like moulds and mildews. Additionally, cutting the canopy back makes the vine focus more energy on producing great quality fruit instead of growing taller. This is ultimately what we want to encourage as much as possible - great grapes make high quality wines.