“Wine trips abroad-whether to France, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, or Argentina-provide an amazing perspective on viticulture and can inform our own practices around grape growing in Santa Barbara County,” explains Jeff. “On this trip it was a privilege to explore two great Italian growing regions: Barolo, where Nebbiolo is king, and Tuscany, where Sangiovese dominates.”
“Don’t look down.” This is good advice when you are standing on the top rung of a ladder.
This is also the advice I was given when I first learned about crop thinning six years ago.
In this article I discuss fruit thinning with the owners of Coastal Vineyard Care Associates.