DANCIN Vineyards prepares the vines for “spring-shape” by completing the first phase of the double pruning process, which includes removing the majority of last year’s growth (and the 85,000+ pieces of green tie tape) from the trellis while leaving 7-8 buds in place. The next phase, performed after bud break and when the threat of frost has passed, will consist of removing all but 1-3 buds from the spurs/shoots. The process is explained along with the reason for tying the shoots year after year. To learn more about DANCIN Vineyards, please visit dancinvineyards.com.
Video by Joe Camarlinghi of Jcam Productions.