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Winter

The pruning...

In November: It’s time to check the vineyard for dead vines that will have to be replaced and do the usual up keeping…

December, January, February : The Pruning takes place...

Once there are no leaves left, « pruning » can start …

While the vineyards are lying dormant from December to March, the winegrower prunes each vine, leaving only a few canes varying length.

Pruning is very important because a properly pruned and balanced vine will require less intervention throughout the growing season.

The decisions that are made during the pruning process will help the vine concentrate its growth into the primary shoots, allow air to flow, filter sunlight in the canopy and protect the vine from heat on very hot days.

In our region the weather is usually cool, rainy and foggy for much of the winter. Snow doesn’t fall very often here but we do have frost! Look at the photos...

Christmas at Villers sous Châtillon

If you happen to visit our region around Christmas time, don’t miss Villers sous Châtillon!

Saint Vincent’s Day : 22nd January

On Saint Vincent’s Day, every year, the world of viticulture in Champagne gathers together under the banner of the “Archiconfrérie Saint Vincent des Vignerons de la Champagne” to parade in each village. ( To read the whole story and see the photos, follow the link to The Champagne Region and Saint Vincent’s Day... )

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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