The vintner's year - June
8 Jul 2013 by Jim Law
Jim Law of Linden Vineyards in Virginia sends the latest of his monthly reports. June was 'game face' month as it is the busiest time of the year in the vineyard. In 2013 a particularly wet June made it even busier. Fall harvest is hectic, but much of the time is spent on the crush pad or in the cellar. In June, we have our faces in the vines from sun up to sun down. Solstice is in June, and that adds up to a lot of daylight hours. So, one may ask, what is it that you are doing? Shoot positioning Young shoots are growing at an extremely rapid rate. They need guidance and direction, as they don't all...

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