The Northern Grapes Project was funded in 2011 by the USDA NIFA Specialty Crops Research Initiative. The emergence of cold hardy, Vitis riparia-based wine grape cultivars in the 1990s created a new and rapidly expanding industry of small vineyard and winery enterprises in more than 12 states in New England, northern New York, and the Upper Midwest, boosting rural economies in those regions. Read more.
The November issue of the Northern Grapes News is available. Click here to open.
In this issue:Using Selected Yeast Strains to Reduce Wine Total Acidity Funding and the Future of the Northern Grapes Project NGP Team Profile: Bill Gartner 2012 Michigan Wine Tasting Room Research – A Series: Issue #2, Tasting Room Visitors’ Wine Purchase & Consumption