The importance of pruning.

Pruning is a specialist skill that is developed
over years, and for many, is an art form.

Grape vines need to be trained to grow in a way that produces quality wine-making grapes.

Using hand tools and much care, the vines are trimmed much care is taken to avoid injuring the plant in any way. You prune a vine to get rid of the plant material that grew in the previous season. Your goal is to remove 90 percent of the growth from last year. This way, the vine channels its energy into new growth.

The vine re-invents itself each year.