A couple of pics taken first thing this morning in the garden where we have 6 Cabernet Franc and 6 Chenin Blanc. The weeping vine is the Cabernet Franc – always a bit behind the Chenin the sap is rising and budburst will follow. We prune our vines very late here so they are not really representative of others in the region as the later you delay pruning the later you delay budburst. The Chenin vines are a little further on and the first sign of tiny leaves can be seen as they spring back into life.
Budburst 2018 – a few pics
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