Hi, in the fall of 2008 I planted some grapes in my Tuscan garden in Italy. I've pruned them in the summer and let them grow upwards, and now they have reached a lenght of about 2 meters :-). I'm aware that I have to prune them again in winter time, but the problem is that I'm not in Italy during this time! I will be leaving my beautifull garden on the 30th of September, and won't be able to return before the 1st of May. So, what to do about the winter pruning? Should I take the change of frost damage (it may not freeze here, but it might get close to it as we are at a height of 480 m.), or should I wait until the 1st of May, and prune my young grapes then? I've looked all over the internet, but can't find a suitable answer. What's worse?