It’s earth day and we’re having lovely weather today. We finished up the last of our winter pruning over the weekend – pulling wood from our last few rows of Pinot Noir.
It’s great to get that finished – we started really early (January) which was great because we took a few weeks off in March for vacation. We should have bud break soon, many of our vines are already showing signs of bud break being imminent. This makes pruning a little more nerve racking, as swollen buds mean they are much more easily damaged so we had to be extra careful pulling wood from the last few rows. However, I didn’t see any signs of damage – so our gamble paid off.
So now that pruning is done, we can get the vineyard rows mowed, and get rid of any weeds that have sprouted between the plants over the winter and start into our summer routine.