Articles

News and views from the industry.

Dealing with Pruning Wounds.

1 February 2019

As most vineyards are well under way with their winter pruning, I thought it would be prudent to discuss the options of pruning paints. By…

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Pruning Techniques to Help Mitigate Frost Damage.

1 January 2019

Spring frosts have clearly been an issue for many UK grape growers over the yearswith some losing a devastatingly large amount of fruit in 2016…

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The Importance of Yield Estimations.

1 December 2018

This year saw a bumper crop for the UK wine industry and, while figures are yet to be published, it would not be amiss to…

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Thoughts from Seasonal Vineyard Staff – the Backbone of UK Viticulture.

1 November 2018

The growth of UK viticulture has been rapid in the past decade. But a large percentage of the new producers don’t come from a traditional…

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Brokering Fruit – It’s All About Tank Space!

1 October 2018

We are a company that establishes vineyards and offers vineyard management services, and while it was never our intention to get into the fruit brokering…

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Get Your Bunches in a Row.

1 September 2018

Harvest 2018 is fast approaching with a bountiful crop promised across the board. The summer has been kind, to say the least. Canopies are lush,…

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Shaping the Future in Metal.

1 August 2018

We’ve already extolled the many benefits of using steel posts over wooden, (see our article Understanding Your Steel Vineyard Post in February’s issue of Vineyard…

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Don’t Dig Yourself into a Hole.

1 July 2018

During May you might have planted new vines for future production, whether expanding an existing vineyard or starting from scratch. Now that the busy time…

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Best Practices for a Happy Workplace.

1 June 2018

July 2017 saw the publication of ‘Good work: the Taylor Review of Modern WorkingPractices’, (the Taylor Review) a report commissioned by the prime minister which…

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Hard Labour for Great Wine.

1 May 2018

The Most Important People in the Wine Industry? Many would say it’s the winemakers who craft the vintages who are the most valuable people in…

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