Cordon arms are tied to the wires to give the vine a structure to carry the weight of the canopy and fruit.
Suckering the Vines
Poorly positioned or weak shoots are stripped from the vine. This will leave only healthy, fruitful shoots to grow.
Bloom and Set In this picture, you will see the blossoms on the clusters, while other clusters have “set” the fruit.
Tucking the Vines In the foreground of this picture, you will see that the shoots have been "tucked" behind the "catch wire" of the trellis system. In the background, this task has not been done.
Leaves are removed to expose the clusters to light and air movement. The light on the berries enhance both color and flavor. Air movement aids in reducing the conditions for disease development and improves spray coverage.
Slow ripening fruit is dropped at or after veraison to assure optimum fruit quality is delivered to the wineries.
The Vineyards of Rich, Saralee, Matthew & Catie Kunde
1998 Jone Road | Windsor, California 95492 | Phone 707.546.3276 | Fax 707.546.3277