Here you can see that the vines on the left are not yet pruned and the vines on the right are.

Grapevines need rather significant pruning to control the crop size for optimum fruit quality,

and to prevent the dreaded “jungle”.

Some vines will send out forty foot shoots…can you imagine if we didn’t prune?!


Despite deep snow this spring, we have now finished pruning the vineyards.

(thank you snowshoes)