Viticulture and Enology Sip and Chat Sessions spring 2020.

 The Ohio State University grape and wine research and extension team provided a 5-week webinar and discussion series for timely and emerging vineyard/winery issues for the spring 2020 season.  If you were unable to attend these during the presentations or would just like to review a second time, you can find all of our sessions below.  










  1. This insect could be detrimental to Ohio's wine industry

    Jul 22, 2020

    CLEVELAND — The Ohio Department of Agriculture issued a warning about an insect that could kill wine in Ohio.

    The spotted lanternfly can cause significant damage to some plants and has been seen in Pennsylvania.

    According to the Department of Agriculture, the insect is fond of grape and fruit trees, hops, blueberry, oak, pine, poplar and walnut.

    Adult spotted lanterflies usually eat grapevines, while nymphs eat multiple types of plants.

  2. Frost grips grapes in southern Ohio

    Apr 21, 2020

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Southern Ohio vineyards took a hit last week when frost killed off early emerging buds, and northern Ohio grape growers are bracing for the potential in their area as well. Complete Article

    News Article by CFAES News

    By: Alayna DeMartini

    April 21, 2020


  3. Ohio Wines Score Two More Big Upsets in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    Jan 16, 2020

    It may not rival the Judgment in Paris, but Ohio wines scored a couple of huge upsets and turned heads – again – at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

    Ferrante Winery and  Ristorante:  2017 Grand River Valley Vidal Blanc Ice Wine captured the designation of “Specialty Sweepstake Winner” 

    Ferrante Winery and  Ristorante:  2017 Gewürztraminer captured a “Best in Class” designation