The vine growing
Learn about the seasonal work in the vineyard
October / November
Rebuilding of walls that collapsed throughout the year. Marking for the replacement of dead vines, pulling out vines and land preparation for the replanting.
December / February
The beginning of vine pruning (2 weeks per month in descending moon for preserving sap). Burning of vine shoots, vine listing (trellising, wooden stake maintenance), bending of the canes (Viognier and Serine grape varieties). Cleaning of edges (cutting of trees, pulling out brambles and bushes). Earthing up the vines with a horse.
Planting of young vines.
March / April
Earthing up the vines with a hoist, pulling down the clod of soil earthed up in autumn to protect the foot of the vine during winter with a horse (working the soil by horse between the vines) then passage of the tiller in the vineyards.
Disbudding and scratching the soil with a winch or a horse.
June / July
First and second lifting, disbudding (removal of spurs), soil scratching with a winch or a horse, plus tiller, plus working with a pickaxe, shearing, treatment of the vine with a copper-sulphur mixture.
August / September
Preparation of the harvest : washing the buckets, the harvest baskets, the tanks and all the harvest material. Cleaning of the stairs in the vineyard (to remove dirt), of the paths for the chenillette.
September / early October
Find below our different “cuvées”, available for sale at the estate and in our shop.