I've planted my Vineyard now - 100 vines. 20 each of Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet and Merlot. In choosing my varieties, I did a weather search worldwide compared to where I live. I wanted to see other places in the world that have a 99% or better match to my city. My search produced 29 places worldwide and three of them are in the Bordeaux; the world-renowned grape growing region. So, I chose the grapes grown there and what is known to grown where I live. Costs so far: Vines, $1800 Trellis system, $1300 It's taken me three weekends so far to get everything set up and planted. All I need now is sunshine so I can begin training the vines for the next two years.