October 20, 2018
Pruning: A Winter Vineyard Task
After the harvest, the vine is carefully pruned in order to preserve its fertility and to shape the next harvest. From a botanical point of view, the vine is a « woody tree climber » and if it weren’t pruned it would continue to grow. In commercial grape production, vines are trained and pruned upright onto a trellis support structure. This enables the vine to retain a similar shape year after year in order to facilitate cultural operations including harvest.