Stages of Winemaking

By early March the vineyard crew starts to prune over 30 acres of vines, approximately 29,000 vines in all. Pruning is labor-intensive, skillful and exacting work as every cut affects the vines for years to come.

Proper pruning creates balanced vines that produce the best ratio of cane, leaf and fruit in the upcoming growing season. Different varieties having unique pruning requirements


2011; 26.5"x 26.5" x 3"; oak staves, wood, grapevines, leaves, acrylic paint, broken glass