Training and Pruning Grapevines

Well-trained grapevines have a strong but spartan stem framework. Here you can select from a range of systems to train your vines, and read about the training methods in the first three years. Once fully trained, the main trunk of the vine is left alone, and the yearly pruning is concerned only with the side shoots.

Grapevines in Bad Sooden / Hessen / Germany ~ 1880

Arrangement on a Facade

How to train grapevines correctly


Growing a grapevine at home: getting started

1st year

Training and maintenance

Vineyard Training

For vineyard and fence

Small Espaliers

Single or band of multiple


The most common form

Vertical Cordons

Strict and clear

Horizontal Cordons

For high yields


On the facade or hanging


Grapevine roofs


Training grapevines for pergolas

Staked Vines

In the garden


Cultivation under glass or tarpaulin

Potted Vines

For balconies and terraces