A Year in the Vineyard: Video

In this video we follow the year-long management of a vineyard, Rosewood Estates on the Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Canada. In the winter we learn how vines are pruned in preparation for the new year’s growth. In the spring we see the process of tying down the canes, and then observe bud burst and early growth, the first round of shoot thinning, and the development of grape flowers. During the summer we see the growth of the grapes, and some of the vineyard activities such as leaf thinning and crop thinning. During the fall, as the grapes are ripening, we observe how the grapes are monitored to determine their ripeness, and then are picked and delivered to the winery.