Now that we're into February, we're taking advantage of any pockets of dry weather to get pruning. Our main objective this year is to prune to create a crown which will form the foundation of our vines for generations to come. Aside from harvest, pruning is the biggest job in the vineyard calendar year. It's crucial in order to arrange the vines on the trellis, to make mechanical operations easier, and to carefully manage the leaf-to-fruit ratio in order to maximise the quality of our crop. It's exciting to be hands-on with the vines again after a long(ish) winter.