Wishful thinking that, as well as knitting sweaters straight off the sheep, (see "Gaston" posts but don't hold your breath) we'll one day pick our own grapes. So far we haven't been successful. Likely due to our lack of care and attention, they usually shrivel up or split before they're large enough to gather.
This harvest could be the exception. We planted this vine in 2001 and 2009 promises to be its most productive harvest ever. P.S. Perhaps a little late after the fact, I've just checked the Red Cardinal's needs on-line. Turns out it's "high maintenance". Maybe I should give it a manicure, a designer bag and hair extensions.