Many people think that Chianti life in winter is just about relaxing and warming up in front of the fireplace. Actually, Chianti countryside in winter time is alive and plenty of activities, in this period indeed farmers start pruning vineyards! Pruning vineyards is a real art, since there are many different ways of pruning for each variety of vineyard. The best way to learn how to prune correctly is to look what the older farmers do, listening to their valuable advices and learning from them how to really “talk” with the vineyard and with the nature, that is always our best teacher.
Pruning is just the start of the wine production, to better understand how a good wine is made you have to live the “Fall in (Love with) Tuscany -Grape Harvest” experience. If you are interested to know all the differences between the tuscan wines (Chianti Classico, Vino nobile of Montepulciano and Vernaccia of San Gimignano) the “Tipsy Tuscany” experience is what you need!