Water supply is important to the healthy growth of vines. It is the soil moisture conditions which regulate the growth and function of the vine plants. Soil moisture maintained at a high level during the entire growing season will result undesirable grape and wine quality. These can be observed by large berry sizes, shaded fruit and higher disease levels.

Before deciding the type and design of an irrigation system, it is important to understand the soil which has specific characters in infitration rate and lateral spread.  From a viticultural perspective, it is important to focus on the Readily Available Water (RAW).  To understand more about irrigation strategies and apply appropriate water management techniques to soil moisture, please contact us.