Saturday, June 28, 2014

Neat and trim

The vineyard is in flux. The grape vines are growing rapidly, the flowers are setting fruit. And the growers are out trimming. There is also a new parcel planted with grapes. Exciting!

Nice and neat. And the sun gets to shine on the growing grapes.

The photo above shows how the vines are pruned in the growing season. Long tendrils are cut back so the vines' energy goes into producing grapes and not leaves. It's very pretty. The photo below shows what the vines look like before the pruning. Wild, eh?

The tendrils reach out in all directions. Impossible to walk between the rows.

9 comments:

  1. whoa, what a contrast! have a nice weekend!

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  2. It demands a lot of work. Now looks perfectly and we are waiting for wine!!!!!

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  3. I'm glad I don't have to cut back those unruly vines- it would take me a long while!

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  4. Wine is pretty cheap considering all the work put into tending the vines and the process of turning grapes into wine. We know more about it because of your photos.

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  5. Most of the photos I've seen elsewhere of vineyards (naturally!) always are the ones where the vines are trimmed. I've just never questioned it - the photo of the wild vines looks like the entire vineyard was abandoned.

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  6. Never fully realized how much wok the vineyards need!

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