Busy few days trellising and planting, thanks to the team at Vineworks for doing a fantastic job.
Marking out for more vines to be planted in the spring, we are letting the hedges grow up for wind protection. Ploughing, mole ploughing and rotavating in preparation.
There has been good growth in the vines this year. This is the 2nd year of establishment and the plan will be to do a first harvest in 2022, with a small test crop to be taken in 2021 as a tester. We have been focusing a lot on wildlife this year and we are […]
Big push promoting wildlife in the vineyard this year.
The first annual pruning in the vineyard took place in February 2020 and had been booked in the diary for some time. The weather was horrendous, don’t think we could have picked a worse window. 45 mph winds, driving rain and 5 celcius.
The first planting was a test planting to see how things went, go through the learning curve and understand how intensive the full annual cycle would be along with getting a feel of the demand for the wine before seeing how many additional vines to plant. One of the first tasks was shooting thinning […]
Vines planted were Rondo and Solaris, all vines were planted by hand using augers.
Planted in 2019, the soil is a light loam and the vineyard drains well. The vineyard faces the prevailing winds. We picked two grape varieties; Solaris and Rondo, both specifically chosen for their hardy, disease resistant and early ripening qualities