It can take up to 4 years to produce a profitable harvest of grapes. All you need is plenty of sun, water, care, time and at least an acre of land. Here are some steps to help you grow grapes for a profit.
Pick the type of grape you want to grow. Decide whether you want grow table grapes or wine grapes and plant a variety of them. Remember to pick grapes that will grow best in your climate.
Plant your grapes. Research the best method on how to plant grapes. Grapes need a lot of sun to grow. Therefore, plant your grapes in the sun. If you plant your grapes in the shade, then they can possibly develop a fungal disease. This can harm your potential profits.
Tend to your grapes as they grow. Add supports for your grape vines. This will keep them from touching the ground. It is best to prune grape vines when they're inactive. Care for the wood that the grapes grow on, because grapes grow on year old wood you have properly maintained.
Harvest your grapes. It may take up to four years to produce a profitable yield of grapes. Once the grapes start to turn color you will know they are almost ready. Pick your grapes once they have ripened.
Sell your grapes by coming up with a marketing plan that will maximize your profits. You can make your own wine to sell. There are wine vineyards that you can possibly sell your grapes to. Farmers markets are also another place that you can take your grapes to.