In the spring of 2009, at the Brotherhood Winery site in Washingtonville, NY, we decided to plant a grape garden to show our guests the cultivation of different types of grapes in this cold climate. Approximately 1,000 grapevines, representing 9 different varieties of grapes, were planted in 14 rows. A net fence, surrounding the vineyard, was installed to keep the deer from eating the plants. Now in its second year, the “training period”, we hope to take the plants up the wire trellis (VSP=Vertical Shoot Positioning). Next year, wherever the plants thrived, we should see a small amount of grapes. In the fourth year, the harvesting should begin!