Vineyard Work!

Its inline cultivating day and what a beautiful day to be on a tractor at Youngberg Hill.  Inline cultivating is when we take the tractor with a side tiller and go between each vine within the row.  This takes all the vegetation off right where the vines are and allows all the water and nutrients to be soaked up by the vines and not have any competition.  This is an organic practice that takes effort and time to do but we feel it’s the right thing for the soils and in the end the wine.  The alternative is to spray acres of round up weed/grass killer to produce the same result.   Inline cultivating will be going on for the next month in all the blocks and then typically one or two additional times though the summer.