1. Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program Provides Grant Money to 14 Ohio Grape Growers

    Feb 17, 2021

    Fourteen grape growers in Ohio will receive up to $3,000 per acre in grant money to create new or expand existing vineyards, allowing for more wineries to use Ohio-grown grapes. The Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program (VEAP) allows wineries to invest in and plant high-quality, high-value grapes onsite instead of purchasing them from other states. VEAP is an incentive program created and funded by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC).


  2. Itasca - Cold Climate Grape Variety

    Jan 25, 2021

    The University of Minnesota published a new factsheet on the newly released ‘Itasca’, a super cold hardy white variety with promising vine and wine attributes.



  3. Rich Smith Distinguished Service Award virtually presented on January 19 to Ohio's Donniella Winchell

    Jan 21, 2021

    January 20, 2021


    From the release prepared by WineAmerica, Winegrape Growers of America, the Smith Family Winery and the National Grape Research Alliance.