Free Cordon Vineyard (Italy)

Free Cordon, Vineyard
About This Project

This vineyard is located in the Piave river area near Treviso. Weathering steel poles are installed in rows while concrete poles are used as heapost. All poles and accessories were provided by Spinazzè.

The vine training technique is the free cordon, particularly suitable in highly mechanized vineyards. It is constitued by a single permanent wire placed at 120-150 cm height. The spurs grow upward and then fall downward due to the grapes’ weight. During pruning activities the upper spurs are priviliged in order to ease mechanical pruning and improve grape production. Managing this kind of training system is easier and less expensive since the installation is constitued by a single wire and supports. The poles installed are short and the weight of the structure is concentrated on the upper side.