We are the only international group specialized and
accredited in the manual vine pruning training.



Founded about thirty years ago by the Italians Marco Simonit and Pierpaolo Sirch, with headquarters in Friuli Venezia Giulia and branches in Bordeaux, Napa Valley and South Africa, SIMONIT&SIRCH is the only international group specialized and accredited in manual vine pruning training.
The team works in the main wine-growing areas of the world, where it is a consultant to 150 of the most prestigious companies and collaborates with many of the most renowned wine research institutes and universities. It teaches the
SIMONIT & SIRCH pruning METHOD applicable to all trellis systems/forms of vine growing.

In 2009 it created the Italian Vine Pruning School, followed by Napa Valley Pruning School (Napa Valley College), UK Pruning School (Plumpton College), Rebschintt Schule (Hochschule GeisenheimUniversity) and the Hungarian Pruning School (Egger University).
In 2016, in collaboration with the ISVV, SIMOINT&SIRCH established in Bordeaux the
DUTE DiplĂ´me Universitaire de Taille et Épamprage, the only university Master’s degree in the world of pruning and shoot thinning selection. 

Marco Simonit has published two Vine Pruning Manuals, dedicated to Spurred Cordon and Guyot. The French version of the latter, “Guide pratique de la taille Guyot – PrĂ©venir les maladies du bois”, in 2018 won the OIV 2018 International Award in the Viticulture section.


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The international partnership and collaboration between VINE MASTER PRUNERS Academy by SIMONIT&SIRCH and FELCO is officially underway to promote the shared philosophy of improving vineyard life. Thanks to the SIMONIT&SIRCH vine pruning METHOD, the most correct cut is in fact applied to guarantee a long life of the vine, while FELCO through its pruning tools ensures that each cut is performed cleanly and precisely.

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