Annual Pruning Day Sat. 15 July

Sara Prunes a Vine

his is just one of the Hands-On Days in the Vineyard that the winery offers to our visitors and Adoptive Parents 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 $20.00 pp. (and one guest) if you are part of the Adopt-a-Vine Program or $30.00 pp if you are not. 

Please let us know that you plan to attend.  Email us or Phone us on 5428 2228.

If you plan on attending here are some tips:

  • Dress in Layers.  The class time is spent in the heated marquee.  Then outside for pruning.  
  • Hats are good.
  • Solid footwear, waterproof
  • Secateurs  if you have them.  Bob will show you how to sharpen them.
  • Please park in the very front of the carpark - near the road.  Leave the area near cellar door for daytime customers - thanks.
  • Bring any pruning questions!


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