Discover the art iof wine making from how the professionals do it to the homestead DIY wine maker.
How to Grow a Small Vineyard. You don't need a full-scale winery to start your own vineyard. A small vineyard at home gives you just enough grapes to experiment with a wine making hobby. Growing wine grapes (Vitis vinifera) requires more preparation than a typical garden. Most wine grapes grow well in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 to 10. The growing conditions, support system and care of the grapes are all key factors in getting your backyard vineyard growing well.