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Monday, 1 June 2009

The pruning continues

We've been pruning for several weeks now. In the end there was a slight change of plan and we started with the Cabernet Sauvignon plot. The going is slow and we've only managed to prune about 1 hectare (2.4 acres). Still one-and-a-half hectares to go (3.6 acres).

It's more complicated than we thought. Some of the vines are really long, some have rooted in the middle of the rows and it's very time-consuming to cut them or uproot them.



The deadline for the pruning campaign is the day the vines start to sprout, which looks like it could be at the beginning of April this year. We'll need a lot of help to finish the Cab Sauv and also the Temp. Also, we're going to have to speed up and do quick-and-dirty pruning as opposed to an optimal one!

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