We've been trunk training the 500-600 new plants that make up our expanded Pinot block, our new Chardonnay block and re-plants of failed vines throughout the vineyard. It's historic work when you consider that those crooked, gnarly trunks you see in old vineyards were once very delicate shoots.
It seems the whole world is in the middle of harvest, but Gantz Family Vineyards has another year to wait until our first crop. In the meantime, our responsibility is to protect the beautiful vines developed during the growing season.
In the second year we want to establish the trunk and, with it, our vine architecture.