Here is an update for your information. I had Matt Doyle’s crew prune the vineyards we have on Dutch St and they finished below the barn on Hyatt Hill. The vinifera above the barn are being pruned by our man Joe Johnston who has been working for us for several years. He has been hand pruning with Tom during the years we converted umbrella systems to high wire cordon. This took several seasons. The Chardonnay are a modified umbrella this year due to short canes. He has tightened wires on both farms and he and my son, Tom, have been replacing end post and pounding post. (And not in that order, but as permitted!) Our son Tom is the Hammondsport Music teacher K-12 as well as a scout master.
When it was too cold to tie (skipping rows that needed post work) Joe pruned and is still pruning. Today April 28, he will switch to post pounding with Tom.