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March 13, 2014 | Vineyard Updates | David O'Reilly

Spring Has Sprung

 

Beautiful almost Spring day in our vineyards! These photos were taken from our propietary vineyard in the Willamette Valley, Anna's Vineyard, located in the Chehalem Mountains.

The newly pruned vine cuttings await a mulching back into the soil. This is the result of the ritual of removing prior year’s growth leaving either two or one cane per plant.  The trellising is called single or double Guyot depending on the number of canes left on the fruiting wire.  This trellising style is seen throughout Burgundy and some cooler areas of California.

“Bud burst” or bud break will occur in the next several weeks with warming weather.  On the new growth from the buds will emerge the flowering clusters that will become grapes after fruit set. 

Stay tuned for future posts to see the evolution in the vineyards take place.

 

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Michael Dolson's Gravatar
 
Michael Dolson
@ Mar 19, 2014 at 7:15 AM
Very nice. How can I get some cuttings?

Terry O'Neil's Gravatar
 
Terry O'Neil
@ Mar 20, 2014 at 9:02 PM
Mighty fine David, mighty fine......

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