!0 years ago I gave my wife wine making equipment for Mother's Day(only the Cracker would do this),and since then she's become very proficient crafting fine wines.She's won 13 medals at the Florida state Fair amateur's competition,and 3 for Wine Press Magazine's annual competition,which is an international competition.(the 3 medals on the left) She has all the latest gadgets for wine making including an automatic bottle filling and racking machine. But there was something she wanted most of all was her own vineyard,sooooooo 10 years later this past Mother's Day I gave her the vineyard.I ordered a few vines online,that were all Mucadine(Northern grapes won't grow here)then bought some vines in Sebring fl along with some from Texas. and ended up with a total of 72 vines and 960 ft. of trellis.In all there are 13 different varietals,about 3/4 are bunch grapes most of them developed by the University of Florida in Gainesville,that will grow here in Fla. Who's that good looking dude in that pic? Here's the first post in the vineyard one of 48 I sunk for the trellis.I used water to jet the posts down because the ground was too hard and dry to use an auger without killing myself,and it only took a few minutes a post,and I also used 24" turnbuckles for the end posts. I'm glad I did a little research on building trellis,and found the handiest gadget for tightening the top and irrigation wires,called a quik-end that only allows the wire to go one way,making wire tensioning a snap. I also used a wire 18" off the ground for the drip irrigation system to make watering a breeze and can do 1 trellis or all,with each 120 ft. trellis having it's own shutoff valve.All the fittings are really inexpensive as well as the 4 gal. an hour drippers and tubing. Here's the trellis's completed with vines going in. There's that good looking dude again. The round thingys around the base of the vines are called grow cones,used to protect the vines from pest,herbicides and harsh weather. I know most of you are thinking what the heck I'm going to do with all the grapes.We plan on of course making wine,also jams and jellies,and to help with expenses and make a little extra money,we plan to open the vineyard to u-pick.There's a couple of vineyards near me that have u-pick and they do quite well selling grapes and grapevines.Who knows maybe it can turn into a retirement plan for us if I put enough vines in,so as to get away from all the heavy lifting the automotive lift installation business I own entails. Well that it,just wanted to show off all my hard work,hope ya'all enjoy the pics.