Using a block of wood to hold it away from the irrigation line, a vineyard worker cuts the trunk of a grapevine in the process of grafting Pinot Noir onto an existing rootstock at the Barcaglia Lane Vineyard near Sebastapol, California in the heart of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. The knives used for grafting are generally kept wickedly sharp, as more than one thumb can attest.
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