Age no barrier to vineyard pruning

Allan Baumann and James Mader are happy to prune a Light Pass vineyard, year after year.

There’s plenty of stories shared between mates, James Mader and Allan Baumann, as they reflect on  their pruning adventures and demonstrate age is no barrier to the yearly task.

James, of Light Pass, has been pruning the same property for 65 years and is a fifth generation grower. He reflects on the vines he has planted, some of which he has helped to replant three times.

“When I left school there were very few vines this side of the railway line… this was all fruit, apricots and nectarines,” said James.

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