With winter pruning done, we have a lot of pruning waste lying around. Usually we mulch them up with the tractor mower.
If you always wanted some vines in you backyard, here's a way to reach your objective at low cost. Use pruning cuttings.
If you ask your local friendly winery, chances are that they let you take them for free.
The best cuttings are made from the first 1-2 feet of new wood (last year canes), and should be a little over 12 inches long. Make the top cut at least one inch above a bud.
I use a flat cut for the top and a slant cut for easy identification of the the bottom. Avoids planting upside down!
If you need to store, use a cool place and keep moisture high. Never let the cuttings dry out.
Before planting, let your cuttings soak up water overnight.
Also recommended to add a little root powder (rooting hormone) to promote root growth. When temperatures rise in Spring, you can expect to see your first vineyard budbreak.
Recommended reading: "The grape grower" by Lon Rombough