The grapevine is planted next to an approx. 1.5m - 2m tall stake and trained according to the instructions for the 1st Year. If you are planting several vines, make sure they are planted about 1m apart. In the 2nd year the vine's growth is assessed in order to select one of the two training methods described below.
This technique is suitable for vigorous vines and vines with new shoots growing vigorously upright without becoming very bushy. The training technique is illustrated below.
In this method, a main shoot is trained vertically along the stake or even coiled around it. This training technique is particularly well known in eastern Europe, in the Saxon Elb Valley and in the Moselle region. It is suitable for vines with a rather weak to moderate growth vigour, in other words, vines with very flexible shoots. The vine is trained as a Vertical Cordon ("Schnurbaum"), diagrams for this training technique are found under that heading.