News from the Winery
While last year's wine is maturing wonderfully in the cellar, waiting to be bottled in February, we are already busy preparing ourselves - and our vines - for vintage 2013.
We are now pruning our grape vines, thereby setting the stage for this year's growth. This is done by selecting a hopeful fruit cane from last year's growth that grows nicely, close to the head of the wine on two-year-old wood. A second fruit cane is also left standing - at least until after the ground frosts we sometimes experience in early May, after which the better of the two "candidates" is kept. All other growth from last year is then carefully cut away and removed, the two remaining fruit canes cleaned of shoots and clingers, that might impede its growth.
This will take us another few weeks. Then we can look forward to Spring bringing our dormant vines back to life!
Winery website and blog (in German): http://weinvon3.de/