Vineyard trellis is something without which you cannot even think to grow a vineyard, as it is the essential element of a vineyard business. Vineyard owners spend huge amount of money on buying trellis systems for their vineyard because they know that there will be returned back in the form of extraordinary profits. There are several costs associated with trellis system but before that, I must tell you what a trellis is as I am sure, some of you do not have enough knowledge about it.
Trellis is a sort of network made from a variety of materials including wood, steel, metal, bamboo, plastic etc. You must have used it in your home for decoration purposes but the one we use in home is relatively smaller and is primarily used for decoration purposes only whereas opposite happens with regards to vineyard business. Trellis used in vineyard is of extremely large size so large that it looks like a wall of wood or bamboo; hence it is the framework of the entire winery.
When it comes to the cost then there are three major costs associated with vineyard trellising systems. First, is the cost of buying vineyard trellis; second is the cost of installing a trellis and lastly, maintenance and repair of trellises. We all know about buying cost but the installing cost is that which we bear for taking the services of professionals who install the trellis into our vineyard. As mentioned above, the size of trellis is very large so it is very difficult for a nonprofessional to handle, carrying and installing it efficiently, that is why vineyard owners prefer taking the services of the experts.
And your expenses do not end there, buying and installation is just the 2 quarters of your operational cost and it is just the beginning of your journey as a wine producer. Maintenance and repairs happen after several years of installation. If you are not smart enough to choose the right trellising especially if you bought those lower quality products, extreme repairs will be executed and much worse, some of it are good as garbage. However if you purchased good quality ones, minor repairs will be expected.
The cost of buying a trellising depends on various factors including its size and height, material used and the location of a vineyard grower. It is very hard for me to figure out the exact cost of these systems because it also varies on different spaces (small or large scale areas) so it is better to search the price on internet. You may also visit your neighborhood market for comparing the prices but here I must suggest that never compromise on quality just for saving money as low quality trellising does not lasts long and they are less efficient. For more information, you may visit JimsSupply.com if you want to buy high quality trellis systems at a very reasonable price. They also provide vineyard trellis wire along with the vineyard trellis, other vineyard supplies and vineyard related services.