An introduction to commercial grape growing for wine production

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Rated 'Very Highly Recommended' by the WSET

Viticulture is an introduction to the science and practice of growing grapes for the production of wine and has been specifically written for Master of Wine and Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma students.

With 123 pages of text, tables and black and white photos and illustrations, it is an easy read into this complex subject and contains enough information to enable students to master the basics of the subject.

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"Viticulture is particularly good on the practicalities of viticulture. Definitely useful for those with vines to plant and/or exams to take."
Jancis Robinson.

"The in-depth text ... covers the entire process of viticulture in great detail". "There's no doubt it will be a useful learning and reference tool."
Wine & Spirit Magazine

"Wonderful little book ... good book on the subject."
Bo Simons, Wayward Tendrils Magazine.

“Brilliant book about viticulture why is what, easy to understand and read. Essential for WSET Diploma studies. Greatly satisfied with the purchase.”
Sandor Hunyadi, via Amazon

“This packs about as much information as possible into a book this size, while still being readable. It is also required for the Diploma class for WSET, so if you are thinking about taking the class, check this out first.”
Philip Anderson, via Amazon


Chapter 1  The Grapevine
Chapter 2  Phylloxera and rootstocks
Chapter 4  Grapegrowing regions of the world
Chapter 5  Soils for vineyards
Chapter 6 Vineyard establishment
Chapter 7 Trellising, training and pruning
Chapter 8  The annual cycle of the vine
Chapter 9  Irrigation
Chapter 10  Organic and bio-dynamic viticulture
Chapter 11  Diseases and viruses of grapevines
Chapter 12  Pests of grapevines
Chapter 13  Nutritional disorders and cultural problems
Appendix 1 Master of Wine Examination viticulture questions 1999-2014

ISBN: 978-0-9514703-2-9
Size: 189 mm x 246 mm
Colour cover, B&W text, photographs and illustrations


Print: £22.50- £25, €26, $33-$40
E-book: £11.99, €14, $18