We are always trying to improve the health of our vines and the vineyard soil. Mulching is a great way to do that--it retains moisture in the ground, it suppresses weeds, it encourages the soil micro-flora and it means we do not have to use any herbicide spraying.
Here is the Cabernet Franc with its recently-applied coat of under-vine mulch.
We think this mulch is really going to pay off in what looks like developing into a hot, dry growing season. Let's see how it is holding up in February.