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Why is pruning so important?

There are different ways to prune vines. Here in the Loire in Anjou we see a lot of Single Guyot and Double Guyot pruning, a cane replacement system.

Pruning in the Loire valley

Pruning in the Loire valley

Winter work in the Loire vineyards

This machine is ‘pre-pruning’ the vines which makes life quicker and easier for the pruners to do their work later on.

The vineyard year – pruning in Vouvray

This year we are hoping mother nature will be a little kinder to our growers here in the Loire. After 2 really hard years, they deserve an easier time in 2014.