Wine Word of the Week: Trellis systems

By Kori ~ May 29th, 2010.

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is trellis systems.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Trellis systems are support structures for the vine framework required for a given training system. Normally, these are man made, although vines are still occasionally trained to trees. The trellis system in its simplest form consists of a stake driven beside a vine to which the vine trunk or shoots are tied. Nowadays wires are used to support vines and foliage, as posts are installed at intervals along the row.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Trellis systems encompass the stakes, posts, wires, and other support structures that a grapevine is attached to in a given vine training system.

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