of wine making
Two core farming activities
The growing of grapes and wine making is made possible by farm operations. One manager is responsible for all other functions like implements, fencing, irrigation, maintenance, security, roads, livestock and other operational duties. The other, the wine maker, is responsible for growing grapes and making wine.
Where to plant - or not
Before planting, soil, climate and other analyses are done to determine the best soil for the different grape cultivars. That is working in harmony with nature. All areas that are not suitable or ideally suitable for growing grapes are used for other farms needs such as grazing or simply natural areas. At VL blocks for the different cultivars have been determined and marked.
The vines are pruned to guide the direction the vine will grow and to ensure healthy and productive growth.
Vergenoegd Löw uses well-proven methods for a longer, healthier life by:
- Guiding the branching development while respecting the vine’s organic growth.
- Ensuring continuous sap flow through the plant.
- Reducing exposed cutting surfaces (reducing wood disease risk) and respecting the crowns of the vine.
- Retaining protective wood to prevent pruned parts from drying out.