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What are the most important vine species

Vitis Vinifera - Main Eurasian species, produces nearly all the grapes used in winemaking.

American vines - Three important species, rarely used to produce wine grapes, resistant to phylloxera, used to produce rootstocks onto which VV is grafted.


What will the grape grower consider when choosing a grape type to grow

Budding and ripening times, resistance to diseases, colour, flavour etc.


What is cutting

A section of vine shoot which is planted and grown as a new shoot.

Widely used in commercial nurseries which sell vines to growers.