I have bought a garden in Austria (Central Europe) which has some grape vines (I don't know the exact kind). The previous owner told me they harvested 20 kilograms of grapes last summer. Currently (early July) the vines are bearing a good handful of grapes -- still developing of course, less than 0,8cm each -- but a friend told me that the grapes would not be good unless I remove some of the fruit, so that the remaining fruit will be better (sweeter, juicier). I found this similar question which says to prune in early spring. Since I didn't prune then, my question is:
Can I thin the fruits in July? If so, how? If not, will the grapes be any good this year?
Considerations of how the vine would grow next year aren't relevant because I will be building a house here next year and the vine will have to be sacrificed. This year, I'd rather have few but enjoyable grapes than buckets full of bad ones, so I would not mind pruning ruthlessly, to get any good ones this year. I'm just hoping it's not too late for that?
There is apparently only one vine growing; another one or two seem dead.