🍁Rethinking Pruning 2024 🍁

“For us sustainability is the goal, attending the Simonit&Sirch pruning workshop was a bit of a game changer, their methodology of working with the natural growth of the vine and their pruning techniques for longevity of the vines trunks and overall health just made sense to me.

Introducing their method over traditional pruning techniques is a no brainer for us, we have changed our outlook on pruning thanks to the team at Simonit&Sirch with their years of research, experience and knowledge we cant wait to see the difference in our vinyard in the coming years.” – Tayla Semmens – Bridgetown Winery

What a great turn out and thank you to all that attended the latest series of multi-region, one day workshops, hosted by international pruning consultant Andrea Bonfatti of Simonit&Sirch. Participants observed vine structural development and looked at the consequences of traditional pruning practices and the impact on the vitality and the longevity of the vines.

During the classroom presentation, the four principles of the Simonit&Sirch methodology were discussed, correlating between healthy accumulation of living wood in the vine, improved translocation, and stress resistance, as well as their influence on the fertility and the productivity.
Andrea demonstrated how to apply the principles of the Simonit&Sirch methodology while pruning, providing site specific advice, and taking questions from the group. The information was well recieved and most importantly it got producers thinking about how they were going to approach their vines this pruning season.
Thanks to DPIRD, Wine Australia, Simonit&Sirch for making these multi regional workshops happen!
Also thanks to Cowaramup Agencies, Frankland Estate, Wayfinder Vineyards and Nikola Estate for being such outstanding venue hosts!