The three most important vineyard operations in the annual lifecycle of the vines are pruning, shoot thinning (suckering), and of course, harvest.
Shoot thinning (suckering) is what our vineyard team is doing right now. It consists of removing the unwanted shoots by hand, so the vine concentrates its energy in less shoots, and less clusters of grapes. This step allows for more light inside the canopy, and more air flowing around the fruit.
Shoot thinning is very important for grapes quality, and quantity.
Enjoy your summer with any of our wines!
Gustavo Avina, Vineyard Manager