While they thrive better when planted in the grown, it is possible to grow grapevines in pots. This section describes three training techniques for pot/container cultivation, depending on your purpose and container size. Please make use of the additional information under potted plants.
The smallest grapevine variety for perennial pot cultivation, for pots holding less than 10 litres.
A compact, small, perennial variety, which can be trained in various cordon systems; for pots holding 20 liters or more.
Literally translated as "magnificent grapevine." This is rather an ornamental variety of vine for florists and mostly an annual plant. It yields a large crop of fruit in the 2nd year, but will be less productive in later years. For pots > 10 litres, requires heavy fertilising after flowering.
Wintering your vine is possible in a cellar or similar storage room (or an unheated shed), as long as the pot is kept moist and the temperature remains well below the critical 12ºC limit. Otherwise, budburst will occur prematurely and the plant may die. In modern cellars, the temperature is usually not cool enough, unless the cellar is unheated and permanently ventilated.
If the vine is wintered in a glass greenhouse or similar, it must be transferred outdoors early (around the end of February). This is imperative to prevent premature budburst under the glass and then subsequent exposure of the young buds to cold. Plants which have already budded should only be transferred outside as of April/May, because the young shoots are very susceptible to frost.