Exciting times at Heritage! We are planting a new block of Tempranillo. Keep following this post to see how they progress.

Week starting October 21, 2019

During this week we put the posts in the ground and started stringing wires.  John, Lahcen and Rob have a week of blisters and aching muscles.  Luckily Hoffee dug the holes with his skid steer.  Prior to this, we ran a deep ripper to loosen the soil and a set of discs to break up the clods.

Lahcen ramming a post

Lahcen ramming a post

All the posts in, almost ready for vines

All the posts in

In these dry times we need to add water!

We need to add water!

 

Week Starting October 28

And then into the ground go the little baby vines...

Baby vines planted

 

Check that the Irrigation works..

Tempranillo vine in GroGuard

Tempranillo vine in GroGuard

Using GroGuards to Protect the vines

Using GroGuards to Protect the vines

First row almost done

First row almost done

 

Week Starting November 25

The planing achieves close to 100% success and already the little vines are peeping over the top of their guards.

Vines appearing at the top of the GroGuards

Vines appearing at the top of the GroGuards

Boxing Day 2019

Tempranillo on Boxing Day

Tempranillo on Boxing Day

April 2020

THe vines are up, growing on the cordon wire and looking great.  Therese and Rob have been out lifting up any drooping cordons and weeding in the Groguards.

Therese in new Tempranillo block

Therese in new Tempranillo block