Hail damage vines repair and respair

Hail damage vines repair and respair

On 2 June 2022 we were hit with a devastating hail storm. This update two weeks later is filled with hope.

The photos below show before and then two weeks after the hailstorm. The vines are covered in new green growth. Their regeneration is so swift and miraculous it gives me goosebumps. We feel respair – hope after a period of despair – a new word learnt from our neighbour, artist, and friend, Mike Rumsby. His recent solo show in London was themed respair, an old English word so apt for how we feel.

New stems and leaves are forming. They won’t bring back the lost harvest, but they help to ripen what is left, and form potential canes for next year.


On the day of the hail.

Two weeks later.


New shoot and leaves to replace a cane chopped by the hail.

Below on the day.

Two weeks later. Incredible.

I am in awe at the vine’s swift regeneration.

If you would like to support us through this difficult situation consider buying Feely wine summer special , or booking a gite, or a tour or class with us.  Or  join us for the Virtual Discovery Wine Course which can be taken online from anywhere and get up close and personal with Feely vineyard and Feely wines.

Discover  the magic of nature in feely organic wines 

If you are here to understand climate damage in vineyards consider reading our post about frost

If you are here to understand climate change in general consider reading this post about what we can do and this post for books to inform yourself.

Come and discover more with a visit to Chateau Feely in South West France ; stay with us or do a multi day course or multi day tour . You can read about the story of our organic farm the series includes three books (order online with amazon or from your local bookstore)

Find out more about our farm by reading the book series.

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Showing 2 comments
  • John

    Mum’s Indicator Rose agrees- never give up!

  • Caro FEELY

    Absolutely! big hugs

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