Calendar of Vineyard Operations

JANUARY

Cellar prepared for pressing season.

 

FEBRUARY

Harvest time.

MARCH

Harvest time.

APRIL

Prepare new vineyards.

 

MAY

General maintenance.

JUNE

Pruning after leaves have fallen.

JULY

Pruning and planting.

 

AUGUST

Ploughing of cover crop.

SEPTEMBER

Trellising and spring fertilizer.

OCTOBER

Tipping: the removal of the first 2-5 cm of growing shoot to enhance development and allowing the fruit to set better.

NOVEMBER

Topping: the removal of 15-25 cm of a young growing shoot, by hitting it off with a strong switch or thin stick, to allow good air circulation and prevent disease.

DECEMBER

Irrigation, hedging and disease control.