100: First pruning tools
Fewer amphores were imported during the second century AD and the first harvest cutting tools appeared. Under Roman rule viticulture became more intense and was organized alongside existing indigenous grape-growing. This may be behind the rise of Medieval vineyards.
Roman “serpettes” or cutting blades found in Valais, second to seventh or eight centuries AD/Cantonal Archeology and History Museum, Sion/Photo MVVV/R Hofer