With a reasonable Bordeaux at only one and a half Euros a bottle, I hardly need to make my own wine, but a few fresh grapes with the cheese course does go down very well. My grapes are in their second year and to be honest, I don't really know what I am doing with them. But I have trained some wires across to grow them on. I know you are only supposed to crop them in the third year and I am not sure what growth to cut off at the end of the summer. So far, I have just cut off the end of the shoot where I want it to grow to.
I didn't have the courage to cut off these bunches, as I am sure that I will have a few tasty grapes to go with my cheese at the end of the summer.
Any advice is really welcome.