How long does it take a new vineyard to yield grapes?
Dear Dr. Vinny,
I assume one cannot plant a vineyard and harvest grapes in that first season. How long does it take a new vineyard to yield grapes?
—Garth, Cape Town, South Africa
Grapevines are typically planted in the spring, and as much as they might grow that season, it’s unlikely that they will yield grapes by harvesttime. (It’s also important to note that the vines are not planted as seeds; they’re usually planted as very young vines that…