There is plenty to be done in the vineyard after harvest has finished and while it’s not the best time to start pruning, there are plenty of other things that can be done during the Winter months. This machine is ‘pre-pruning’ the vines which makes life quicker and easier for the pruners to do their work later on.
Winter work in the Loire vineyards
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