Annual Pruning Day – 16 July 2016
This is just one of the Hands-On Days in the Vineyard that the winery offers to our visitors so that you can better understand the vine-to-wine process.
The day starts at 9:15 a.m. with registration and coffee. Bob Nixon, owner and viticulturist, then runs a theory and safety class starting at 9:30 a.m. in the different styles of pruning used in the vineyard. These pruning skills are very transferable to most bushes, plants and shrubs around the home garden. Three styles of pruning are used at Gisborne Peak Winery.
Then, armed with your new knowledge you then practice your new-found skills in the vineyard, under supervision naturally. Some will learn quickly, others are more hesitant but in the end you will all have some new confidence and have learned, or honed, a very practical skill.
The day will end with lunch – some of the delicious wood-fired pizzas that the winery is known for along with a hearty bowl of soup and a glass of estate wine. All of this for $30.00 pp.
What to bring:
Dress in layers. It might be warm, or it might be freezing cold. The day will proceed in ANY weather.
Appropriate foot wear. Do not wear runners. Boots or waterproof footwear please. Warm feet first!
If you have a favourite set of secateurs (sharp ones), bring them along. Bob will show you how to sharpen them.
A Hat or beanie
Please let us know that you plan to attend. Email us or Phone us on 5428 2228.