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The past, present and future usages of head trained vines in Lodi

2 monthes ago   |   By Lodi Wine

Classic 8-spur head trained vine in Burness Vineyard on the east side of Lodi's Mokelumne River AVA
In the 1850s and 1860s, when pioneering growers first began planting wine grapes in Sonoma County , Napa Valley , the Santa Cruz Mountain area, Amador County and, of course, the Lodi Viticultural Area , they planted their vines as free-standing plants - with no trellis wires, just one supportive stake per vine - in a fashion known as " gobelet ."
Gobelet literally translates as “goblet,” in reference to the virtual shape of the vine: classically, a trunk topped at no more than a foot or two...
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