We have 7 year old grape vines and every year we cut all the branches off and leave 2 main vines. This is the first year we have nothing growing, no leaves, no nothing. We have always done this and had enough grapes to fill a 5 gallon bucket, but not this year. What happened?
For lack of more information or a better explanation, we suppose the vines might have succumbed to winter damage. In Minnesota, this is a common cause for the sudden death of otherwise healthy plants.
The main vines are still pliable, they don't feel dried out or dead, they are just not budding in anyway shape or form. What details would you like for us to give you so that maybe there is an answer? This last winter wasn't any worse or longer than the ones in the past, so we are a little baffled as to what happened to them. Please tell me what we should look for, and we will be more than happy to try to help you. They were starting to bud, but that was on last years vines, but nothing on the main vines. We want to help you but please tell us what information you are needing.