Buckeye Appellation

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. 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

  2. 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.

     

    Production

    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.

  3. Conference Offers Tools to Make Better Ohio Wines

    Feb 6, 2018

    DUBLIN, Ohio — With a steady increase in the number of Ohio wineries and the gallons of wine produced every year, the focus of this year’s Ohio Grape and Wine conference is making those wines taste even better.

    “Consumers are demanding high-quality and reasonably-priced wines now more than ever,” said Imed Dami, an Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) professor in grape growing and one of the conference’s organizers.