As it is with all good things, timely preparation ensures a high quality result. This could not be any closer to the truth, regarding high quality wine making.
Therefore, at the beginning of a new year, pruning is the main activity in the vineyard, along with replacing the damaged stakes, stretching the wires that hold the vines, and replacing old grapevines.
A practice called “double-pruning” is sometimes used to avoid spring frost injury. Canes are pruned long during the winter, now in January, then once budbreak occurs, mostly in February, the canes can be cut again to the desired number of buds. This effectively delays budbreak of the buds near the base of the cane by several days.
Crumbing pruned residues to turn them into organic compost is a common practice employed at The Estate.
We also prune the new outcoming vines leaving only one main cane and conduct it with a tutor.
For more information regarding the Estate, and our range of organic wines and extra virgin olive oil, you can visit our website at www.theotoky.com. To book a guided tour of the winery along with a wine tasting, you can book through our booking application at www.theotoky.com/wine-tasting or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .