Tiny developing grapes on a vine

Although there was a slow start to vineyard budding in the Western Cape of South Africa this year, the development of the grape vines is now accelerating fast as we approach flowering.

Are you ready to protect your ripening grapes from bird damage?

As any vineyard manager knows, there is much to be done around mid-season planning for the grape vines. Committed management of resources at this time is vital to ensuring that the 2022 crop is protected.

An essential ‘tool in the basket’ prior to veraison (the ripening of the grapes) is Vinnet Bird protection net.

Save up to 90% of your grape harvest from bird damage

Our Vinnet bird protection net can help you save up to 90% of your grape harvest from bird damage. Boost your profit margins with our alternative bird netting – designed and developed by the innovative vineyard manager of Hamilton Russell Vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. This is a cost-effective, easy-to-install, environmentally friendly solution for your vineyards.

Grapes destroyed by bird damage vs grapes protected by Vinnet

Grapes destroyed by bird damage vs grapes protected by Vinnet

Benefits of the Vinnet bird protection system:

  • Vinnet is light weight, and can be carried by one person
  • It can be installed by two people working together to carry and affix the net
  • It has been specifically developed for wine grape growers using the trellis system
  • The design of Vinnet bird protection net allows for healthy air flow, while preventing problem birds from reaching the ripening fruit
  • It is an affordable method of preventing grape damage, and can be used for up to three seasons if installed and maintained correctly

When to install the Vinnet Bird Protection Net

While Vinnet is light weight and can easily be installed by two people working together, the timing of the installation is critical to a good bird damage prevention plan.

According to innovator behind the Vinnet bird net, Johan Montgomery, “Rather than installing the net when the birds have already discovered the crop, it’s best to ensure that you have sufficient stock on the farm.”

The design of Vinnet allows for healthy air flow

The design of Vinnet allows for healthy air flow, while preventing problem birds from reaching the ripening fruit

As veraison approaches, make sure your bird protection netting is in place! Place your orders NOW.

For more information about Vinnet Bird Protection Net, and how it works, please contact us.

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