I can offer advice on
- Pruning on both conventional and close planted vines (I have worked in Burgundian vineyards for more than a year).
- Shoot thinning.
- Canopy management, timing of trimming and frequency.
- Spray regime, conventional but prefer to work with minimal to no sprays using at least an organic philosophy.
- Making compost.
- Crop levels and estimates for harvest and therefore thinning levels and timing.
- Nutrient analysis and what to use to increase overall healthiness of each vine (seaweed greatly improves vine health and can be used in organic and biodynamic vineyards.
- Assessing time of harvest and if fruit selection is required depending on harvesting methods.
- Hand harvesting requires clear instructions and management of the harvesting crew.
- Machine harvesting requires perhaps green harvest and removal of botrytis infected bunchesÂ prior to the harvesting machine, price dependent however.
- Harvest techniques depend on quality and price point.
- Addition of SO2 and/or acid in vineyard all depending on price point, philosophy and quality level of the resulting wine.
- Willing to travel world wide to help producers grow better grape and hugely improve wine quality.