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Wine making on the North Fork Long Island with Sannino Vineyard and Bed and Breakfast

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In the Vineyard with Anthony Sannino: With the new year we also begin a new growing season for our vines. We have removed netting at this time and are getting ready to prune the vines, or give them all a major haircut. Pruning really does begin the growing season even though the vines are dormant. At this time we are making critical decisions and selections of what parts of the vine we want to keep in order for the plant to be most productive. The three photos are the same plant starting with the vine unpruned and leafless vine, last years canes still intact. This next photo shows how most of the canes are removed and only four centrally located canes remain. … Continue reading

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