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Horticulture Field Trip to Ducard Vineyards

Horticulture students at Ducard Vineyards

Mr. R.J. Noblitt's Horticulture class finished their seven week study of viticulture with a field trip to the vineyard at DuCard in Etlan, Virginia.  The vineyard manager, Julien Durantie, walked students through the recently pruned vines, pointing out advantages to different vine training techniques.  The students were also shown equipment that is used in the vineyard, including a mechanical trimmer and a tool for automatically tying the pruned vines to the wire. Francoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch from Revalation Vineyard, organized the trip as the culminating event for this introduction into careers available in the vineyard and winery.