I can offer advice on

  • Pruning on both conventional and close planted vines (I have worked in Burgundian vineyards for more than a year).
  • Composting.
  • 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 bunches 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.