In my August 31 post, I promised some videos of field budding, and finally got around to editing our footage. Herewith (step 1) removing rootstock shoots, (step 2) digging out the rootstock so the budder can get at it easily, and (step 3) the fine art of field grafting in live action. This demonstration of speed and skill never fails to amaze me. If you're interested in a step-by-step written explanation of what's going on , email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
Also, I've just updated this site's photo albums with more vineyard development news, so please take a look here and here. I love the vineyard side of the wine business!