Vineyard end post

While vineyards are shaped by and reflect the natural contours of the land, their distinctive look-patterned rows of neatly ordered grapevines-reveal an intensely cultural landscape. Viticulturalists don't leave much to nature or chance; they calculate the orientation of the plants within a grid, as well as the spacing of the plants, the distances between rows, and the practices for training and managing the vines. Most of the grapevines in the U.S. are grown on trellis systems-a series of vertical posts and wires-that not only support the plants, but influence how they are tended throughout the year. Trellises contribute substantially to the uniform, regimented look of modern vineyards.
Physical Description
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 246 cm x 14.5 cm; 96 7/8 in x 5 11/16 in
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Credit Line
Gift of Warren Winiarski
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Special Case: Producing for the American Table
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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