Perhaps you have a vineyard that isn’t producing good grapes? We help many owners recover from the neglect and amateurism common in this industry which quickly destroy both the aesthetics and yield. Many vineyards sadly appear rather shambolic compared to the well-trained and pleasing uniformity that you can see throughout professionally-run estates.
Regularly managed vines are the only way to produce decent wine-bearing grapes. We’ll be happy to explain and provide examples of the differences between casual landscaping and trained committed viticultural service.
By managing over 100 vineyards in the area, we’re able to specialize on tasks and refine processes to the point that significant economies of scale can be shared by all clients.
Post & Trellis vineyard management programs include:
Carefully select positions and year’s structure by pruning each vine according to plant health and the season’s objectives
Soil analysis and adjustment to control erosion, attract beneficial insects and fix nitrogen.
Monitor pH, N, P, K, organics, and adjust as needed
Sulfur and other sustainable organic mildewcides, up to 12 times a year
Training of each plant critical to maximize performance via ties/wires, shoot-thinning, laterals/suckers removal
Late summer in order to induce fruit flavors
Late summer to focus afternoon heat on fruit clusters
Late summer to protect the fruit
As needed to induce growth or stress
Monitor fruit ripening
Refractometer for sugar, taste for acids, tannins, forecast harvest date
As directed by client and winemaker
Winter repairs & Spring vine replacements
As directed by client and Vineyard Manager.