Join us on Saturday 20th of July for our Annual Pruning Day at Gisborne Peak Winery!
The Pruning Day is one of several Hands-on Days we offer here at Gisborne Peak, and it is a fantastic opportunity for wine lovers and Adopt-A-Vine Parents to gain a ‘behind the scenes’ insight into the many vine-to-wine process.
The day starts at 9:15 a.m. with registration and coffee. Bob Nixon, owner and viticulturist, then runs a theory class in the different styles of pruning used in the vineyard. These pruning skills are very transferable to most bushes, plants and shrubs around the home garden. Three styles of pruning are used at Gisborne Peak Winery.
Armed with new knowledge, the participants can then practice their new skills in the vineyard, under supervision of course. “Some learn quickly, others are more hesitant but in the end they all have some new confidence and have learned, or honed, a very practical skill”, says Bob.
You will be finished by 1:00 p.m.
Lunch is included and pruners will be treated to some of the delicious wood-fired pizzas that the winery is known for, along with a hearty bowl of soup and a glass of estate wine. All of this for $30.00 per person. If you have an Adopted Vine here at the winery the cost is only $20.00 (to cover the cost of lunch and wine). You can book in by using our Shopping Cart in the Wine Store. Or, give the winery a call to book in on (03) 5428 2228
Dress in layers, dress warm, wear suitable footwear (the ground can be wet), and bring your own secateurs if you have them - Bob will sharpen them for you.
Adopt-a-Vine Parents are encouraged to come and prune their own vine.
If you are interested in being involved in all of the Hands-On Days, join the winery Birthday Club or mailing list to make sure you receive information about all of the upcoming events. There is no cost to join and you receive a free lunch on your birthday. Or better yet, adopt a vine and you get discounts, special invitations and more. Visit the Adopt-a-Vine page on this website or visit: www.adoptavine.com.au
Bookings are essential. Call the winery on (03) 5428 2228 to book in, or email using the 'Contact Us' page of the website.
PLEASE NOTE: The day is not suitable for children.