Admissions 2018/2019 still open


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The first courses will begin in October 2018, with both in-class and on-field activities. Lectures, that amount to 30% of the overall activities, will be delivered by teachers at the ISVV, and will concern the anatomy and the physiology of the vine, as well as plant pathology. Practical activities (70%) will be conducted by the tutors of Simonit&Sirch-Maîtres Tailleurs de Vigne. These will include the principles of the Simonit&Sirch method for pruning while respecting the sap flow, the different kinds of training systems, and the general management of pruning sites.

The Diploma is a 120 hour course, distributed in 4 weeks (17 days): the 22-25 and 29-31 (21h) October will be spent in the lecture halls and in the vineyards of ISVV in Bordeaux, in order to explain the method; one week of pruning practice the 21-25 (35h) of February in the vineyards of the companies where Simonit&Sirch applies their method (Medoc, Sauternes, Saint-Émilion, Grave); the 23-26 (28h) of April with the same companies, for the selection of the buds.

Il Diploma Universitario è aperto ai maggiori di 18 anni.
La selezione valuta l’obiettivo professionale/personale dei candidati e i bisogni di acquisizione di competenze.
Il libro di testo sarà la traduzione francese del Manuale di potatura di Marco Simonit. La frequenza a tutte le lezioni del corso è obbligatoria.


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