So I bought an old farmhouse in 2018 with 5 acres of ground and was trying to decide what to do with the ground rather than just keeping it mowed. A friend said I should plant a vineyard and I kinda shrugged it off at first, but after doing some research it seemed doable. In the summer of 2018 I set in a few test vines to see how things would go and did everything wrong killing all the plantings. So along comes spring of 2019. Armed with six months more knowledge than before I planted Shiraz, Brianna, Enchantment, and some 101-14 rootstock. Just 5 of each to see how things would go. This time they took off and did well. This week I have been pruning and taking some cuttings to propagate some more plants for this spring. I'm currently callusing them off and will be transferring them into tree pots to grow them out before moving them outdoors. I've also ordered a few cuttings of Marquette and Landot noir to trial this year. I went to a pruning seminar over the weekend at a local winery Chateau de blue and they were kind enough to provide me some cuttings of their Cab Frank. Nice place and well worth the trip. This will be a 3 acre hobby vineyard and I hope to collect and plant some of the older more obscure varieties of vinefra, although procuring them is proving difficult and slow going. But this is something I will be building over the course of a few years, so no hurry. Anyway, here's a few pictures of the first row I put in last year, its 360' long and will be dedicated to rootstock plants in the upcoming years as it is a bit shaded on the end. This year I hope to get two to four more trellis in and the same in following years... Anyone have any obscure vinefra cuttings the want to part with??