Vine Dresser's Manual

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Originally published in 1856, this very popular manual went through numerous printings. A practical guide written ""so even the most inexperienced may, with this book in hand, start, plant, perfect, and cultivate a vineyard, and make good, wholesome wine."" An immigrant from Germany, Reemelin had his own vineyard in Ohio and recommended planting only the native Catawba in the Ohio Valley.
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Overview


Originally published in 1856, this very popular manual went through numerous printings. A practical guide written ""so even the most inexperienced may, with this book in hand, start, plant, perfect, and cultivate a vineyard, and make good, wholesome wine."" An immigrant from Germany, Reemelin had his own vineyard in Ohio and recommended planting only the native Catawba in the Ohio Valley.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557095190
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 4.38 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Names of the various parts of which the Vine is composed 9
Location and Soil 14
Preparation of the Ground 19
How to mark out a Vineyard, and get it ready for the Vines 25
The Propagation and Multiplication of Vines, and how to Plant them 29
What species of Grapevine shall we cultivate? 37
Treatment of a young Vineyard the first three years 41
Vineyard Stakes 48
Trimming young bearing Vines in the fourth year 55
How to bend the Bows 61
On Trimming generally 64
How to cultivate the soil of a Vineyard 71
Vines on Trellises 73
Summer Trimming 77
Gathering the Grapes 82
Manures 86
Diseases to which Grapevines are subject 88
Wine-making 89
Mashing the Grapes 89
Pressing 94
Treatment of the Wine 98
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