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Sunday, 10 May 2009

New vines spring forth

A couple of photos to show how our newly planted vines have sprung through their protective wax layer and are now proudly showing healthy buds and the beginnings of leaves. Now that the main threat of frost is over (see Jim's Loire), our fingers are crossed that they will establish themselves well this year. It's a constant source of amazement how something that appears to be so dead during dormancy can spring into life within a couple of weeks.

New planting is going on all around us in the vineyards at the moment. Vines that have died due to disease or just faded away with old age are pulled out and replaced and new vineyards are planted.

It's a good time to have a really close look vine development. Why not come and join us for a one day wine tour and we can show you what's going on in our local vineyards.

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