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Simonit&Sirch Ultimate Pruning Guide

Spurred to Success: The English Translation of Marco Simonit's Ground-breaking Guide to Spurred Cordon Pruning
Simonit&Sirch Ultimate Pruning Guide

Marco Simonit and Pierpaolo Sirch’s seminal guide to Guyot pruning—first published in Italian in 2014 and launched in English last year—captured the revolution in vine pruning that Simonit&Sirch has been so instrumental in launching. Backed by robust scientific theory and extensive testing in vineyards across the globe, the Guyot guide offers clear step-by-step instructions for cane pruning in order to maximise vine health and minimise wood disease, from correct establishment to late maturity. We are now pleased to offer the English translation of its equally rigorous companion manual, designed specifically for spur pruning.

Simonit&Sirch’s Spurred Cordon Methodology employs the same clear instructions with more than 400 images. It covers every step for professional or amateur pruners to follow to achieve optimum balance and longevity in their vines. As with the previous volume, it’s also a work that will deepen any reader’s understanding of vine physiology and health.

These game-changing works have altered the viticultural landscape for the better, and with it furthered the quest for better fruit and finer wines. The English translations widen access to these ideas and methods, and we cannot recommend them highly enough.

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Simonit & Sirch's Cordon Methodology by Marco Simonit

Simonit & Sirch's Cordon Methodology by Marco Simonit

Simonit&Sirch’s Spurred Cordon Methodology for spur-pruned vines is the companion manual to Marco Simonit and Pierpaolo Sirch’s indispensable seminal guide to Guyot pruning.
First published in Italian in 2016, the English translation boasts more than 400 images and covers every step for professional or amateur pruners to follow to achieve optimum balance and longevity in their vines.
The efficacy of Simonit&Sirch's pruning methodology is backed by robust scientific theory and extensive testing in vineyards across the globe. These guides offers clear step-by-step instructions for pruning vines to maximise vine health and minimise wood disease, from correct establishment to late maturity.

Simonit & Sirch's Cordon Methodology by Marco Simonit
Simonit & Sirch's Guyot Methodology by Marco Simonit

Simonit & Sirch's Guyot Methodology by Marco Simonit

Recent decades have seen a revolution in vine pruning, and now arguably the most influential book on the subject is available in English. First published in Italian in 2014, Guyot Methodology: The Vine Pruning Manual to Limit Trunk Diseases is a ground-breaking handbook, offering the reader step-by-step instructions to Simonit's renowned approach to pruning, from vine establishment to maturity.

SIMONIT&SIRCH’s pruning methodology is designed to maximise the health of the vine and to minimise wood disease. Its efficacy has been proven in vineyards across the globe. Marco Simonit’s book provide a step-by-step guide to the establishment, pruning and restructuring of vines. 

In Simonit’s own words, “In this book, you’ll find a complete picture of what happens inside a plant as a consequence of pruning wounds”. You will also find a comprehensive methodology on how to establish and prune vines to avoid such consequences. In short, this is an essential volume for any vineyard owner, viticulturalist, pruner, or simply anyone interested in the science and best practice of pruning.

Softcover Technical Guide, viticulture/pruning 240mm x 218mm, 240 pages Published by L'informatore agrario, 2019 IBSN 8872203902

Simonit & Sirch's Guyot Methodology by Marco Simonit

“Caring about viticultural detail with the same sort of precision has won [Simonit] more than 150 clients around the world, including many of the most revered wine producers of all.” Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com, ‘Marco Simonit – pruning superstar’



“Now the wine world’s foremost pruning guru and vine whisperer, [Marco Simonit's] rise has come from his stunningly simple observation: that severe pruning used in modern... vineyards weakens vines by blocking the flow of their life-giving sap, thereby making them susceptible to disease and premature death.” Robert Camuto, Wine Spectator

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