TopMenuEN

The golden secateurs to Lynch-Bages’ pruner

Now in winter time, maybe the wine produce can slow down a little and recuperate? Hardly. Now begins the season for la taille, the winter pruning. An extremely important task that requires special skill so you do not put a pair of secateurs in anybody’s hand. But you probably would put it in Diamentino Rato Teixeira’s hand. He recently won a pruning competition held at the Château Dillon in Bordeaux.

He and his rivals had to prune as quickly and as skilfully as possible a number of vines. A theoretical test was also part of the competition, testing the competitor’s knowledge of vines diseases and similar things. Teixeira works at Château Lynch-Bages in Pauillac.

This competition for the “Golden Secateurs” was only the beginning. Several pruning competitions will be organized in France during the winter. French farmers like competitions. They can be quite amusing actually, not least the ploughing competition where you must plough as straight as possible.

Read more sudouest.fr

Burning pruned branches in winter

Burning pruned branches in winter, copyright BKWine Photography

This post is also available in: Swedish

, ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

  Subscribe to comments:

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Sign up for our Newsletter!

In The BKWine Brief:

Enter your email to get it:

 
Make your friends happy!

And us too. Share & Like this!

Subscribe!

Time to book a wine tour?

Travel on a wine tour with us to Bordeaux, Champagne, Douro, Tuscany, Piedmont, South Africa, Chile-Argentina, and much more...

We know more about wine — and about organising exceptional wine tours — and will give you a better, more extraordinary wine and gourmet experience.

Book your wine tour here with BKWine Tours. Now!

Book a wine tour!