October 20, 2023

Pruning Schools are back

Vine Master Pruners Academy becomes Simonit&Sirch Academy.
And with online courses, the Pruning Schools are back.

Next Pruning Schools will start in November 2023. The package includes 2 on-demand courses (Vine Pruner and Vine Pruner Advanced) and 3 days of vineyard practice, with full-time sessions from 8 am to 5 pm, between November 2023 and February 2024 for winter pruning and in spring 2024 for shoot select thinning.

Simonit&Sirch tutors will share knowledge about grapevine sap flow and teach innovative pruning techniques to foster grapevine health, longevity, and sustainability of the vineyard. The four fundamental principles of Simonit&Sirch Pruning applicable to all grapevine training systems will be covered in depth: respect of lymphatic flow, controlled branching, reduction of the number of wounds and execution of small pruning cuts.

A total of 14 Pruning Schools will be held in Italy (Piedmont, Trentino Alto Adige, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Tuscany, Campania) and 2 in Spain in Ribera and Rioja.


Simonit&Sirch Academy

Simonit&Sirch Academy is a learning platform on vine training consisting of on-demand courses, live webinars and on-field Pruning Schools. The only one of its kind, it offers on the platform 4 continuous on-demand courses and 8 recorded webinars from the vineyard and 16 new Pruning Schools each year in different regions and states.

Detailed dates and programmes can be found at simonitesirchacademy.com, where you can already register.

For more information please write to: info@simonitesirchacademy.com