The Northern Grapes Project was funded from 2011-2016 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.


News and Updates:

The Northern Grapes Webinar Series is back for spring 2018!

    • Register here for the upcoming March 13th webinar, “Evaluating Cultural Practices for Recovery from Cold Damage in Grapevines”
    • The recording of the last webinar, “Starting a Winery in Northern NY: Costs and Considerations” is posted!


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