Choosing a Trellis System for Vineyard: Dr. Stephen J. Krebs ’09


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Use the right trellis system and your vineyard will reach its potential, but choose the wrong trellis and you can have a negative impact on the quality of your fruit. What are the keys to picking the right trellis system for your vineyard? Learn about the various trellis options available and how to determine what will work best for your grapevines including understanding how the demands of vine vigor impact your choice of the right system.

Dr. Stephen J. Krebs runs the viticulture and winery technology program at Napa Valley College. As part of his duties, he teaches viticulture classes and manages the student vineyard. He holds a doctorate, master of science and bachelor of science from the University of California at Davis, all focusing on viticulture. He has also served as viticulturist and manager for Sunny Slope Ranch in Glen Ellen, Matanzas Creek Winery in Santa Rosa, and Mayacamas Vineyards in Napa. Stephen performed field research on grape varieties in Europe and California for author Jancis Robinson’s book Vines, Grapes and Wine.

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