Vineyard Winter Workings

by Riversdale Estate

The harvesting has given way to barrel pruning. Being the only Pellenc Selectiv harvester in the State, the Pellenc also travels to assist neighbouring vineyards in the valley with their annual pruning.

The Machine is driven over the rows of vines and the barrel head cuts off approximately half a metre of cane.This makes the actual hand pruning process easier for the vineyard pruner, with less cane to pull out from the wires.

Rainier Roberts, one of the Roberts sons, has been at the helm of the Pellenc this season, pruning at Riversdale & other vineyards, whilst juggling law studies at UTAS.