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WELCOME to Buckeye Appellation, The Ohio State University grape and wine research and extension online resource!  We invite you to explore our website and uncover the wealth of information developed by our team of OSU researchers, Extension specialists, Extension educators, and staff.  For current research in viticulture and enology, please visit the "Research" page.  If you are novice to this cash crop or wanting to refresh your knowledge about commercial grape and wine production in Ohio, please visit the "Grape Growing" and "Wine Making" pages.  To keep abreast of the current situation in Ohio vineyards, learn about research updates from the OSU Team, check out the "Newsletter" page.  Our Team has also developed several Extension bulletins and factsheets listed under "Resources" and one-click away for downloading on your electronic device.  Our goal is to increase accessibility of our work at OSU to the general public.  Enjoy and please send us your feedback!  Your suggestions are appreciated.

News

  1. Bad Weather? Bad Wine.

    Oct 14, 2019

    The expectations, for wine grapes, can be crushing.

    A vintage stands or falls on the fruit’s quality. Soil quality, temperature, the health of the plant and summer rainfall — everything has to go just right for a grape to make a fine wine.  

    When it comes to the last couple of growing seasons, that’s bad news for Ohio and the region in general.

  2. ‘Wine country’ doesn’t have to mean Napa and Sonoma: Here are 10 off-the-beaten-path wine destinations

    Aug 20, 2019

    U.S. cities where you might not have expected to find a nice bottle of local wine.

    You won’t need a passport to explore the many cities that are redefining the boundaries of wine country. Chances are, you’re only a hop, skip and cork pop away from one of the many vineyards peppered throughout America. Whether you have one day or an entire week to dedicate to wine tasting, you probably won’t have to travel far to sample some of the country’s best.

  3. ‘Homegrown’ grapes dominate 2019 Ohio Wine Competition

    Jun 3, 2019

    Wines born and bred in the Buckeye state dominated the 2019 Ohio Wine Competition.

    The competition, which drew nearly 300 entries, was held over two days this week in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, with the best-of-show judging wrapping up on Wednesday, May 15.

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    Article and photo by Mark Fisher with Dayton.com