Thursday, March 05, 2015
I finished pruning Vinoland's Cabernet sauvignon vines last Sunday, the 1st of March. Pruning is complete that is, I have not yet tied down the canes (best done as a separate vineyard operation). I was very busy last weekend and I'm going to be very busy this weekend too. I started to prune the Syrah vines today, apparently not a moment too soon.
Not quite as advanced as when I started to prune the Syrah last year (although close), bud swell/budbreak is indeed happening in a few random vines, not all of them. But enough to make me wonder if I should start to think about panicking, or just get stuck in and prune like there's no tomorrow. I'll resurface Monday.