Wine/Grape Vines

Vine History and MovementEdit

Humans have cultivated Wine since ancient times. The drink is mentioned quite often by ancient Greeks and Romans, and it also appears in a number of religious texts.

Vine Lifecyle and MorphologyEdit

Grape vines can live for well over 100 years. The number of grapes grown is highest when the vine is under about 20 years old. However some growers insist that older vines give superior grapes.

Growing RegionsEdit

The specific region in which a wine is grown has a noted effect on the resulting grape, and by extension the wines made from it.


Climate determines where grapes will grow. More then that, climate determines where grapes will merely grow adequately, or where they will excel.


Winemakers pay special attention to the soil in which grapes are grown. For example in France the makers of Champagne famously use chalky soil for growing their grapes.

Vine DiseasesEdit

Disease poses a threat to grape vines. This often comes from fungus.

Vine TrainingEdit