Tag Archives: Pruning

Simon and Sirch Method: A Revolution in Pruning

Simon & Sirch Pruning Method from Stolpman Vineyards on Vimeo.   This January we were honored with a visit from “The Italian Pruning Guys”. The group travels the world teaching vintners the Simon and Sirch method of pruning. The method has been developed to extend vines’ lifespans. I was shocked to learn that the average vine lives less than 20 years in Europe.  Increasing a vines’ Read More →

Perfect Pruning: A Healthy Start to the Vines’ Year

Vineyard Manager Ruben Solorzano starts each growing season off right, with perfect pruning. The Cuadrilla members carefully angle each cut away from the dormant buds. The moisture will condense and drip off the cut without trickling towards the tiny bud once it breaks. If a crew does not pay attention to cut angles, water will saturate the new growth, and two additional early-season sulfur sprays Read More →

Pruning with Ruben – Watch & Learn!

Come join Ruben & his team as they show us the right way to prune our Ruben’s Block – the only head pruned, Cote Rotie trellised, high density Syrah at Stolpman Vineyard.  Click on the thumbnail to watch our first ‘Vlog’ Post!