Vine Seasons – what a difference a month makes
As farmers we are soldered to the seasons, feeling them, flowing with them. The risk of frost is gone. We are breathing easy on that.
This post shows the way the vineyard evolves in sunrise position and in vines height on the trellis from April to May.
It’s May 26 in this photo.
Below is what the vines looked like on 18 April.
And for comparison to see where the sun is rising this is at bud burst 9 April.
And then below, a little recall back to the winter vines when the first burst of yellow blasted out with the wild mustard in the merlot on the left flowing rows. You can see the sun is way around to the right (due east) and the vines are still dormant. The rows of green manure are visible on the right in the east facing slope of sauvignon blanc.
See our post on flowering – a key moment in the vineyard cycle.
See our exciting virtual experiences – wine tastings, celebrations and courses that you can enjoy at home and an indepth Virtual Discovery Wine Course.
Come and learn more about wine with a visit to Chateau Feely in South West France ; stay or do a multi day course or multi day tour. You can read about the story of this organic vineyard, wine school and farm – the series includes three books by Caro Feely (order online with amazon via these links or from your local bookstore)
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