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Winemakers mechanized Vineyards

Winemakers mechanized Vineyards

Mechanization in the vineyard is the solution to workers shortage and is the future.

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<<St. James Winery began a mechanization experiment in 2004 that lasted until 2009 using side-by-side rows in a block of Chardonel grapes. Meggitt reported that initially they found some variation in the fruit, but in 2010, the vineyard crew began doing a follow-up by hand to the mechanized pruning. “That cleaned up and opened up the canopy,” he said. “The ripening zone is more even.”>>

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