A set of materials for supporting vine-like plants, which in vines can have several variants:
- without support or dragging, as we still find today in Santorini (Greece), those “koulura”: the ropes of the vine vine led in the form of a basket, to survive environmental conditions, strong winds or “kladeftiko”, tying the ropes with the complete closure of the circle;
- self-sustenance, as found in plantations on poor, dry soils, in areas where the frequency of disease is lower due to the microclimate, as in southern France, in Provence, where they are called “gobelets” or in Castilla la Mancha (Spain) where they are called “manchega” or on volcanic soils, as in La Geria and other areas of Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain);
- support on hardwood (oak, acacia, hornbeam, hornbeam, mulberry) maple/wooden stakes;
- support on the trellis.