Most popular premium wine grapes will grow in our main service
Wine grapes begin to produce grapes in the third year (25% to 35%
In the fourth year about 75% to 85% of vines will produce grapes.
In the fifth year and thereafter, all vines will produce grapes.
Initially (first year) water consumption is one gallon per plant
per day. In the second year about half of that amount of water
is needed. In the third year water consumption again goes down
by another 50%. By the fifth year and thereafter, roots are down
deep and water consumption is low (6 to 15 hours per year at
one gallon per plant).
and Wine Production Quantities
Most wine grapes, depending on the weather, type, and maintenance
level, will produce eight to 12 pounds of grapes per plant so you
can expect to produce about one ton of grapes on a 200 plant vineyard
or about two barrels of wine (500 bottles).
Normally for small backyard vineyards, we space the rows 6 feet apart
and the plants in each row 4 feet apart. To plant a vineyard with
200 plants, you would require an area 30 feet wide (6 rows) and 135
feet long (34 plants per row).
size, of course, could be wider and the length shorter to fit your
yard. We will plant a vineyard as small as 80 plants or as large
as 25 acres.