Scott Henry

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Scott Henry, a vine-training system whereby the canopy is divided vertically and the shoots are separated and trained in two curtains, upwards and downwards (see diagram overleaf). The canopy is about 2 m/6.5 ft tall, and the leaves are held in place by foliage wires. The system was developed by an Oregon vine-grower of the same name in the early 1980s when his vines were so vigorous that both yield and quality were reduced. The system was originally developed for cane pruning; a later spur-pruned version has now generally been superseded by the smart–dyson system.