development and the wine grower’s work
In winter, from November to February:
The vineyard is at rest, the wine grower prunes the vines.
The Plant of the Year in a Pot
In spring, March and
April, the buds develop, the vineyard reawakens.
After planting, prune to two “eyes”. The second year, prune to the
height of the wire, 50 to 100 cm, leaving two buds.
In summer, July and August, the leaves continue to grow and the
flowers produce grape seeds: this is called “setting”.
The two vine shoots are attached in opposite directions on each wire,
to facilitate air circulation.
Removing excess leaves is done at the beginning of summer, by pinching
out the branches two leaves after the cluster of grapes, to help
The autumn, September and October, is grape harvest time.
The grapes are gathered by hand or by machine.