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  1. New Cornell variety raises grape expectations for NYS wine

    Mar 29, 2023

    Introducing Aravelle – a new white wine grape that was 42 years in the making.

    Renowned Cornell grape breeder Bruce Reisch made the hybrid by crossing Cayuga white and riesling grapes in 1981, at the start of his career. Now, 14 grape varieties later and with retirement looming this year, Reisch announced Aravelle’s release at the B.E.V. (Business, Enology and Viticulture) NY 2023 conference in Syracuse on March 28.

  2. USDA Previews Crop and Revenue Loss Assistance for Agricultural Producers

    Nov 23, 2022

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    USDA Previews Crop and Revenue Loss Assistance for Agricultural Producers  

    New Programs Will Provide Additional Pandemic and Natural Disaster Assistance for 2020 and 2021; Deadline Announced for Previous Emergency Relief  

  3. Ohio Wines Founders Memorial Scholarship

    Oct 31, 2022

    Ohio Wines Founders Memorial Scholarship – honoring those leaders who Contributed to the establishment of the Grape and Wine Industry in Ohio

    (Created in the names of Bob Gottesman, Ken Schuchter, James Gallander, Garth Cahoon, Lou Heineman, Arnie Esterer, Tony Debevc)


  4. 2022-2023 Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program (VEAP)

    Sep 19, 2022

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  5. OSU Viticulture Program Wins National Awards

    Aug 12, 2022

    Recently, our Viticulture Program won two (2) national awards for best extension materials by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS): factsheet (Spring Frost Injury of Grapevines and Protection Methods) and video (Grapevine nutrient Management: Petiole Sampling and Analysis) categories. This was announced at the annual ASHS conference held in Chicago July 30 - August 3, 2022.


  6. Sustainable Winegrowing Podcast:

    Jun 8, 2022

    Dr. Imed Dami recently conducted a podcast interview with the organization “Sustainable Winegrowing” ( He covered the topic of cold hardiness of grapevines.

  7. 2022 Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program (VEAP)

    May 27, 2022



    The 2022 Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program (VEAP) is now open to new and existing Ohio vineyards. VEAP allows wineries to invest in and plant high-quality, high-value grapes onsite instead of purchasing them from other states. The VEAP is an incentive program created and funded by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC).

  8. 2022 Ohio Wine Competition Offical Results

    May 25, 2022

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    Gervasi Vineyard’s Sognata Vidal Blanc Ice Wine won Overall Best of Show and Best of Ohio at the 2022 Ohio Wine Competition. The competition was held May 16-18 at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. There were 386 total entries this year with 322 receiving medals: 38 double gold, 42 gold, 148 silver and 94 bronze.

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  9. Spotted Lanternfly Found in Cuyahoga County

    Sep 3, 2021

    ODA Plant Pest inspectors confirmed living, adult SLF are in the area. An inspector with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also confirmed a population of the SLF has been found at a secondary location, near the initial report.

    A railroad line connects both locations.

  10. Karcher named new chair of CFAES/OSU Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

    Aug 27, 2021

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Douglas Karcher, PhD, an alumnus of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), is returning to the college as professor and chair in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. His four-year term begins Aug. 1, 2021, pending approval by the university’s Board of Trustees.