Marques de Riscal, Rioja
1° Level – Spurred Cordon
18 December 2023
Cordon – winter pruning
Location: Marques de Riscal C. Torrea Kalea 1, Eltziego, Álava, Spain
Training system: cordon
Winter session: 18-19 December 2023
Spring session: May 2024 (to be confirmed)
The package consists of: 2 on-demand courses Vine Pruner and Vine Pruner Advanced + 3 days of vineyard practice: two days during the winter for vine pruning and one day during the spring, for shoot thinning.
The Pruning School is an immersive training program: Simonit&Sirch tutors will share knowledge about grapevine sap flow and teach innovative pruning techniques to foster grapevine health, longevity, and sustainability of the vineyard. The four fundamental principles of Simonit&Sirch pruning applicable to all grapevine training systems will be covered in depth: respect of lymphatic flow, controlled branching, reduction of the number of wounds and execution of small pruning cuts.
At the end of the practical sessions (winter and spring) there will be an examination that will allow you to obtain a Course Attendance Certificate.
Included in the package: ‘Vine Pruning Manual: Spurred Cordon’.
How to attend
You can apply for as many Simonit&Sirch Pruning Schools as you wish.
The practical lessons will be carried out on vines pruned according to the Simonit&Sirch Method.
Training program and info
Winter session: full-time lessons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days of the course, meeting directly at the school site. A practical examination will be held at the end of the second day of the course.
Spring session: the date of the training day will be announced well in advance, depending on the state of development of the vineyard, and lessons will always be full-time from 8:00 to 17:00, meeting directly at the school site. At the end of the day there will be a practical exam and attendance certificates for the Simonit&Sirch Pruning School will be handed out.
For all pruners, there is no bad or good weather,but only good or bad equipment. So come equipped to work in all weather conditions. Be prepared with appropriate clothing for the season: rainwear, rubber boots and a change of shoes.
Don’t forget to bring shears, work gloves and goggles.
There will be an opportunity to have lunch together in a local restaurant. Lunch is at your own expense. If you prefer, you are free to make your own arrangements.
For information: email@example.com
Enrolments will be accepted depending on availability.
The cost of the course will only be refunded if the minimum number of participants is not reached.
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