Mother's Day Hail Storm
Grapevines are a perennial plant and are not a commodity crop. I have been training these guys since 2010 when we first put their roots in the soil. We won't just be able to replant for the season. The damage that they received this year will affect next year's crop in addition to the 2015 harvest while still trying to recover from the 2014 damage.
Thankfully, we do get a second chance. Their secondary buds should be working on coming out as long as they weren't ripped off as well. These buds should be somewhat fruitful and be able to keep the vine going. If we are left with a lot of missing shoots on the cordon we will be looking at replacement from growth lower on the trunk.
A labor of love! Continuing the journey...