Next, a crew will remove the churned-up rocks.
Note the orange bar on the back of this tractor. Attached to its ends are curved shanks that are ripping this virgin corner of our vineyard in Oakville for a small, dense Sangiovese planting. Loosening the soil will allow young vines to spread strong root systems. This experienced operator effortlessly avoided my cherished baby Dawn Redwood (yellow flag, left center). The whole job took less than half an hour.