THE IMPOSSIBLE VINYARD

 

Obstacles

Latitude 28º 

Rainfall 150 mm/year
  

Constant tradewinds

Absence of Phylloxera
  

An impossibility of mechanization

Consequences and Remedies

 Interruption of the vegetative process is incomplete thus, it is induced by pruning.

A layer of volcanic ash which impedes evaporation.
300/900 plants/ha. 1.000-1.500 kg/ha.

Protective walls made of lava stones.

Ground level planting.
Pre-Phylloxera grape varieties.

All work is done by hand.
Grapes enter the bodega in 20kg. boxes.