Timing is everything, that's why we made a jump start in January to prune a bit early all 11000 vines ourselves. Normally we have a crew come in late Jan/ early Feb. and prune the whole 12 acres in 2-3 days. While reviewing the pruned vines in past years, we always noticed a pattern. Unfortunately, it was a pattern that showed at least one or two of the pruning crew had absolutely no idea what they were doing! So we had to work with what they left us; often re-pruning many of the vines.