A lot of preparation went in before the vines were planted. We have chosen a double guyot VSP (vertical shoot positioning) trellising system with rows marked out 6ft apart and vines at 4ft centres, spaced marginally differently depending on the grape variety and its vigour

The VSP system has a main fruiting wire at approximately 75 cms and then two sets of two catch wires above for the leaves.

soil preparation with the rotavator before the vines go in