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.


  1. ODA Launches New Sensitive Crop Registry

    Mar 2, 2018

    Ohio (Mar. 1, 2018) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced a new partnership with FieldWatch, Inc. to introduce a new sensitive crop registry that will enhance communication between applicators and producers in Ohio. FieldWatch is a not-for-profit company with existing registries currently used by multiple states and private companies across the country.
  2. Ohio Becomes 6th in Nation for Wine Production by Gallon

    Feb 23, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — When you think of the top winemaking states, places like California and Washington probably come to mind. What you might not have guessed is that Ohio is not far behind those places.

    Full Article and Video  Interview and photos were taken during the 2018 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference in Dublin, OH February 2018

    News Article by:  Rachael Payton at ABC channel 6 news Columbus, OH

    Photo credit:  Central Ohio Wine.com

  3. Ohio Wine Production Climbing, Now at No. 6

    Feb 7, 2018

    COLUMBUS — Ohio has inched up in its ranking for wine production to the sixth highest state in the nation.

    The state moved from the seventh highest number of gallons generated in the U.S. up a notch, just above longtime gridiron rival, Michigan.



    The number of gallons produced in 2016 doubled the total in 2012, according to a recently released report by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Grape Industries Committee. The report examined the state’s wine production in 2016.