Entry Level Course

The course includes 3 introductory modules dedicated to the morphology of the grape vine and the reasons to prune it. The course will help you to start your studies and choose subsequent courses that are best for you.

Carlo · 13 January 2021

With the ENTRY LEVEL course you will learn the fundamentals of the morphology of the grape vine and travel across the world seeing the grape vine training systems in several wine making areas. You will learn the reasons why it is necessary to prune the grape vine and how modern winemaking has transformed vine pruning techniques.

Enrolling in the ENTRY LEVEL course gives you access to 3 on-demand lectures that introduce you to the Guyot and Spurred Cordon Vine Pruner courses. 

Completing the Entry Level Course doesn’t give you any certificate.

ENTRY LEVEL Course is free for the first students registered at our VINE MASTER PRUNER Academy. Watch the lectures, experience the way we teach and choose the courses that are best for you.

The videos are available with audio in English. For English or French subtitles click the “CC” button in the lower right corner (subtitles not available for practical sessions). 

Course content

The nature of the vine

In this first chapter we analyze the behavior and the main physiological characteristics of the vine. Then, through a virtual trip to some of the most important vineyards in the world, we retrace the history and evolution of viticulture: from the free and three-dimensional architectures of the past, we come to analyze the modern vertical shoot positioning systems.

Pruning basics

In this chapter we understand why a vine is pruned, and the consequences of pruning wounds in the perennial structures of the plant. We then analyze the two pruning systems, spur pruning and cane pruning, taking into consideration the two most representative training systems: the Guyot and the Spurred cordon.

Vine morphology 

In this chapter we give an overview of the structure of the grape vine, focusing on those of its parts that are important for an understanding of the following chapters. From the hypogeal organs, or the root system, that develops below the ground to the epigeal organs, or shoot system, that develops above the ground.

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In this first chapter we analyze the behavior and the main physiological characteristics of the vine.
Then, through a virtual trip to some of the most important vineyards in the world, we retrace the history and evolution of viticulture: from the free and three-dimensional architectures of the past, we come to analyze the modern vertical shoot positioning systems.

Lesson Content

In this chapter we understand why a vine is pruned, and the consequences of pruning wounds in the perennial structures of the plant.
We then analyze the two pruning systems, spur pruning and cane pruning, taking into consideration the two most representative training systems: the Guyot and the Spurred cordon.

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VINE MORPHOLOGY
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In this chapter we give an overview of the structure of the grape vine, focusing on those of its parts that are important for an understanding of the following chapters.
From the hypogeal organs, or the root system, that develops below the ground to the epigeal organs, or shoot system, that develops above the ground. 

Lesson Content

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Carlo

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Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • 2 Quizzes

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