Vineyard Wire has numerous uses and comes in a variety of different sizes and configurations as well. The most common wire used for vineyard wire is high-tensile which comes in varying thicknesses such as 10ga (thickest), 14ga (lightest), and 16ga (freshest). Low gauge wire or galvanized wire may be required for very large grapevines and for processing grapefruit. There are also specialized wires used for certain crops such as blackberries, strawberries and grapes.
Why Need Vineyard Wire
Depending on the intended application, the vineyard wire to be used can be made out of a variety of materials. For example, galvanized wire is ideal for vineyards as it is resistant to corrosion and rust, while offering a longer life span and is stronger than low gauge wire. Likewise, stainless steel wire will be more expensive, but is better at resisting corrosion than galvanized wire. On the other hand, low gauge wire will be cheaper, but will not last as long as stainless steel wire and is not as durable.
vineyard wire can be made into multiple layers. The first layer is generally a high tensile wire mesh, which provides the support for the lower layer which is generally composed of an aluminum or steel stemware, which provides the support and strength for the next layer which is commonly a low tensile fiberglass wire mesh. The third layer which is typically made from a polyethylene plastic is then woven onto the core. This gives the vineyard wire its characteristic wire mesh pattern. After this, the wire is cut into lengths depending on the application needed such as short pieces or long pieces.