Planting a grape can be difficult. You have so many choices on how to support the vines. Do you string it along a fence, or inside an arbor? Most people never consider wedding it to a tree. When trees are about 6 feet tall, plant a grape at their base, and train the grape to climb the trunk and the lower branches. The grapes love the partial shade of the tree, and the tree loves the shelter of the grape leaves. They support each other as they grow! Like a human marriage, they become something new and infinitely more beautiful.