01 Dec 2011

We spend a lot of time in the vineyard between now and harvest. One of the most important tasks we undertake is the removal of unwanted shoots and bunches. This morning I spent an hour or so walking through the Pinot Noir block taking bunches off weak shoots. These weak short shoots don't have enough leaf surface area to ripen these bunches so they are best removed. I took a video as I was doing it--apologies for the awful focus. It's a new camera and I certainly haven't mastered it yet. Hopefully, you will get the idea....