June 2018

Pruning the Vines

By | 2018-06-05T01:25:25+00:00 June 5th, 2018|From The Winemaker|

Notes From The Winemaker The vineyard will keep us busy all the way up through harvest. Following bud break in early spring rapid shoot growth persists. When the shoots reach around 5-6 inches we continue our pruning, carrying out a practice called shoot thinning. This very important stage of pruning shapes the shoot density and [...]

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March 2018

March at Chamard: “In like a lion and out like a lamb.”

By | 2018-03-17T13:19:48+00:00 March 1st, 2018|From The Winemaker|

There is veracity this March in the saying, “In like a lion and out like a lamb.”  We can only hope the remainder will hold true.  The grapevines have undergone some very low temperatures this winter, though we remain optimistic that they will endure.  The vines have been dormant for some time, and pruning is [...]

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