Churton Vineyard in Winter

As we head into mid winter, vintage seems ages ago already. The vines are now dormant and the hillsides are peaceful except for the sound of the secateurs and quiet voices as pruning gets underway. The fantails are playing amongst the vine cuttings and the rows of vines are being transformed from tall brown fans waving in the wind to neatly wrapped plants following the contours of the wire.

Our fabulous compost has been made and is quietly steaming, the Cow Pat Pits have been turned and Biodynamic Preparation 500 has been applied to the land. There is a peaceful, calm atmosphere in the vineyard with winter tasks being accomplished as the land relaxes and the hibernating stages of plant life are storing energy for Spring.

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