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Become a VINEMASTERPRUNER
The VINE MASTER PRUNERS Academy teaching program includes several courses across various levels that can be chosen based on each student’s interest and needs. After successfully completing the exams and receiving certification, students will be able to access the higher levels, eventually becoming a VINE MASTER PRUNER.
VINE PRUNER LEVEL: LEARN TO PRUNE ACCORDING TO THE METHOD
The first level of the teaching program, and the only one currently available on the platform, is the VINE PRUNER level. The courses of this level focus on the fundamentals of the SIMONIT&SIRCH METHOD applied to the most well-known training systems: Guyot and Spurred Cordon. After successfully completing an online test, the student will be able to access the courses of the Advanced Level.
VINE PRUNER ADVANCED LEVEL: PUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE INTO PRACTICE
In the two courses of the VINE PRUNER ADVANCED level, that will be the next to be released online, we will again analyze the Guyot and Spurred Cordon training systems in terms of shaping a young plant as well as the recovery and conversion of an existing traditional vineyard. After successfully completing an online test and a practical exam for each course, the student will gain access to the Expert Level courses.
VINE PRUNER ADVANCED LEVEL courses will be available within 2021.
VINE PRUNER EXPERT LEVEL: UNLEASH YOUR TECHNIQUE
VINE PRUNER EXPERT Courses, also two per each training system, will examine various vine training systems from some of the top wine making areas of the world. We will analyze the specifics of each training system and the ways to shape new plants or convert existing plants in conformity with the SIMONIT&SIRCH METHOD.
From Italy to Médoc, from California to Bourgogne to South Africa and so on. It will be like a real tour of wine makers of the world! The Expert level courses, chosen based on each student’s interest, will be the first and unique pruning courses focused on the local training systems, analyzed in detail, applying the principles of the SIMONIT&SIRCH METHOD.
Each course will end with a theoretical online test and a practical exam.
VINE PRUNER EXPERT LEVEL courses will be available within 2022.
VINE MASTER PRUNER: WHEN YOUR PROFESSION BECOMES YOUR MISSION
Students aiming for the VINE MASTER PRUNER title will need acquire knowledge and skills covered in all the courses dedicated to all the training systems. Additionally, they will have to demonstrate their capacity to manage a team at work and in training. The VINE MASTER PRUNER title will be awarded after having obtained the certificate for each course of the Academy and successfully completing a theory and practice exam with Marco Simonit.