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Claire, Laurence and Denis Race Estate

winegrowers in chablis for 4 generations

Vineyard and wine growing

Most of the winter work consists in pruning. We use electric pruning shears and also an electric vehicle which now enables us to work in a sitting position.

We are eager advocates of comfortable working conditions because we believe that good work starts with good health. We are consequently keen on using our modern electric equipment for other tasks too, like lowering and lifting vine shoots.

la vigne In spring, as buds open and the very first leaves appear, disastrous effects of late night frost can jeopardize the future harvest and so we have to protect some parcels in colder areas by stretching out a specifically designed ecological cloth on the vine ranks for about one month, to make sure the new tender leaves are not ruined by night frost.
Claire, Laurence and Denis Race Estate, winegrowers in chablis for 4 generations