The following was received via email: I was directed here when I enquired at Minter Gardens about growing grapes. I'm trying to find out what vines grow well in a typical small Vancouver back yard, south-facing but surrounded by trees, and what varieties are suggested for making wine a few years down the road when the vines have matured. I've been successful in growing kiwi, but these are relatively easy, and I don't know if there's a comparison. I know you don't have to prune kiwi vines except to keep them out of the neighbour's trees. But re grapes, I don't want to invest years of time and end up with a dissappointing fruit. Also, I'm not yet familiar enough with vinifera which will grow here, other than a friend's concord, which are good for eating, making jelly and little else, though we have made wine from them. So, having read all this, can you please point me in the right direction? Are there some experts in the group that would be able to give advice? I'd like to plant a few vines this spring.