Sunday, August 25, 2019

Death in the vineyard

If you look closely at this vineyard storage building, you will see that one of the grape vines that grows against the wall has died. The vine was one of four that grow on the southern and western walls of what's called la cabane de vigne or du vigneron (the vine grower's cabin). These grapes were never harvested as far as I know, but have always been nibbled on by passersby (including me).

I walk by this cabin (and that tree) nearly every day with the dog.

Each year, the vineyard workers prune those vines back as they do all the other vines, and each year the vines grow robust leaves and produce grapes. But now one is gone. It will be interesting to see if the grower decides to pull it out and replace it. If anything happens, it probably won't happen until the winter pruning season.


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    1. Well, there ARE 3 more vines, Walt said, so more than enough to nibble, I reckon. ;)

  2. Any worry in your parts about nasty grape vine diseases?

  3. mitch, just less.

    elgee, and the vineyards are full of grapes. Not that I'd nibble on those... ;)

    michael, oh yes. Several parcels have been ripped out and replanted since we've been here.


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