Thursday June 6, 2024

The Secret to Growing Your Own Wine

Are you dreaming of a flourishing grapevine in your own back garden? We have the perfect solution for you! Our Red Rondo grapes and Solaris white grape vines are now available to buy at our Cellar Shop in St Mary for only £9.95 per plant. With just a little care and patience, you can enjoy fresh, homegrown grapes for years to come.

Grow Your Vines

To ensure your vines thrive, follow these simple steps:

  1. Choose the Sunniest Spot: Grapevines love sunlight. Select the sunniest area in your garden or patio to plant your vine.
  2. Planting Depth: Plant the vine as deep as the wax on the stem, leaving about 2-3 inches of the vine above the soil.
  3. Water It In: After planting, water your vine thoroughly to help it settle into its new home.

 

Care and Maintenance

Grapevines are relatively low-maintenance once established. Here’s how to care for your new vine:

4. Soil Requirements: Grapevines prefer well-draining soil and do not need fertile soil. There’s no need to add fertiliser or compost.
5. Initial Watering: Jersey’s soils are naturally free-draining, so after the first few waterings, your vine will begin to find its own water.
6. Training the Vine: Use a bamboo cane or a similar support to train your vine vertically

Pruning
First Year: Cut back the current year’s growth to about 4 inches above the wax when the vine is dormant. The best time for this is in February.
Second Year: Continue training the vine vertically using your bamboo cane. Begin topping the vine monthly at 6 feet in height, starting in late July.
Following Winter: Prune the vine back to 4 feet.

Fruit Production

Your patience and care will pay off as your vine matures:

  • Year 3: The vine should begin producing fruit.
  • Year 4 and Beyond: Construct a frame for your vine to grow on and continue pruning within the frame each winter. Your vine will produce fruit for 15-20 years with proper care.

Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labour

By following these guidelines, you can enjoy delicious Red Rondo and Solaris white grapes from your own garden. Order your vines today for just £9.95 each and start your grape-growing journey!

Happy gardening!


Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance with planting and caring for your grapevines. We’re here to help you every step of the way.