A 500 year old grapevine that was cut back by vandalism has sent out some new shoots. When cut back it was not expected to live. This vine is a great grandparent of the popular variety Gruner Veltliner a white grape which is a particularly good food wine. It is being experimented with in NZ currently as a grape producer for wine production.
Check out a little more about this variety on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gr%C3%BCner_Veltliner