Vineyard Development is Ahead of Schedule
Growth in Year 2 of our vines has been vigorous - the "girls" are ahead of schedule.
A short time ago, Derek and I walked the vineyard and made the decision to begin pruning the vines to redirect their growing energy horizontally - for lateral growth - rather than allowing them to direct all their energy upward. What this does is to begin to train their growth along the horizontal wire and thereby put them ahead of schedule in the development of the bilateral cordons.
We couldn't be more pleased with the progress of the vineyard at the Mount. The "girls" clearly love their home as much as we love them!!!