Traditional head-training systems were popular in the early years, especially in California, because they were simple, requiring only a stake for support of each vine. Also the system develops vines slowly, an advantage when farming without irrigation. The system is still used today because some winemakers firmly believe that head training is a superior system for some varieties such as Zinfandel in California.
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