Curious what resource tools you all have found success with for detailed vine training methods in specific regions. i.e. Cote Rotie, Saar, Priorat, etc. Throughout my studies, I've always struggled the most with locating this information, so any recommendations would be very much appreciated!
Thank you for the comment, Michael. I've have the same question myself, and I'm not aware of a consolidated resource. I'm going to put together a chart for the compendium with this information.
In the meantime, the entry for training systems in The Oxford Companion to Wine is a good place to start. There is some information in the compendium within individual regions. Also, I usually check the official regional websites.
Short answer is there's no one resource for this information. Best thing to do is to do some research and get a general understanding of how to prune a grape vine in general (google vine training pdf to get a lot of good presentations by ag resources) and then google the name for the training used in the region to get diagrams/pictures of the training and work from there. You can then infer some principles as to why you're doing things.
Thank you for the great response, Martin.
A consolidated chart would be amazing, Jennifer! I always remember specifics best when I compartmentalize them in various forms.