Winegrowers Supplies  -  Some German Vine Training Systems

German winegrowers - vine training systems - available in bookshops and at Hirzel Verlag 'WDW 4 (DVD)'.

From the Mainz Academy Project 'Dictionary of German winegrowers language (WDW)'. The following selection of photographs shows different types of training from some wine-growing regions in Germany (Baden, MittelRhein, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Nahe, RheinPfalz, Württemberg), Luxembourg and Austria.

Halbbogen (half bow) at Perl (Saar) Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

Cordon at Schengen (Luxemburg)

Pole training at Mehring (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

Trier Rebenrad at Neumagen-Drohn (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

Wide row at Gau-Odernheim (Nahe)

Mosel loop at Mehring (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

Historic Kammertbau at Mussbach (Pfalz)

Vertiko (Vertical) at Deidesheim (Pfalz)

Greiner-Deckersche at Jechtingen (Kaiserstuhl)

Trierer Rebenrad at Piesport (Mosel)

Pole training at Graach (Mosel)

Ganzbogen (Mosel loop) at Boppard am Rhein (Mittelrhein)

High training at Donnerskirchen Eisenstadt, Rust/ Neusiedlersee

Württemberg head-training with 3 legs and poles at Fellbach (Rems-Murr)

Old Fellbacher Mischsatz (head-training) at Fellbach (Rems-Murr)

Wire and post, head-training with 2 canes in Fellbach (Rems-Murr)

The wine route of the vineyards " Kalmitwingert " at Ilbesheim by Landau
(Südliche Weinstraße) provides a good overview of earlier conventional vine training arts
in comparison to those commonly used today:-

Free growing vines, without support 

Hedge cut 

Pole training often on steeper slopes

Lower Pfälz training

Improved lower Pfälz training 

Open Lyre 

Tree training on a Medlar

Closed Kammertbau with double chamber

Open Kammertbau

Closed Kammertbau


Pfälz high training

Halbbogen (half bow) with 2 moveable wires

Flat bow

Halbbogen (half bow) with 2 fixed wires

Cordon training

Vertiko (vertical) training

Umkehr training

Modern Halbbogen (half-bow) training