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  1. Consumer Perception Study Research Report 3/16

    Nov 8, 2016

    The Ohio Grape Industries Council conducted a study in March of 2016 where viewpoints of those in the industry were compared with viewpoints of consumers of Ohio wines.  Participants were asked to respond about several differnt areas including their wine purchasing behavior, the winery experience, how they feel about Ohio wines, use of wine tools and demographics. 

    See the entire report at 2016 Consumer Perception Study

  2. 2016 Fruit Maturity OSU - Wooster and Kingsville (7 November)

    Nov 7, 2016

    Are you interested in the ripening progression of new grape varieties? Are you curious about the Brix, pH, and TA at OSU vineyard vs. yours? Then, follow us here…

    November 7, 2016

    October 24, 2016

  3. Ohio State Soil Judging Team Competes in Northeast Regional Competition

    Oct 20, 2016

    The Ohio State Soil Judging Team competed in the Northeast Regional Collegiate Soils Contest (October 5-7, 2016) hosted by Pennsylvania State University and held in the vicinity of State College, PA.

    SENR OSU News Article

    written by:  Matthew Bright

  4. Why 2016 Was the Best Year for Ohio Vineyards in a Long, Long Time

    Oct 19, 2016

    The two-mile-wide strip of land that hugs the Grand River between Painesville and Route 45 is known as the Grand River Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area that many agree is the best place in Ohio to grow wine grapes.

    "It is the largest AVA in the state, the most well known, and the one that tends to produce the most quality wines because of the proximity to the lake, which extends the growing season," explains Gene Sigel of Chalet Debonne Vineyards.

  5. Trebets to Lead Kent State Ashtabula's Wine Degrees

    Aug 5, 2016

    The state’s only wine degree programs, offered by Kent State University at Ashtabula, has hired Edward Trebets to lead the future development of the degrees and serve as a full-time faculty member in the two associate degree programs. Trebets is an award-winning winemaker most recently of Debonné Vineyards and Grand River Cellars in Madison, Ohio.

  6. April Freeze Damage in Mid-Atlantic Region

    Aug 1, 2016

    March temperatures in the eastern states ranged
    5-to-7°F above average, decreasing cold hardiness
    and prematurely ending dormancy in some areas. When
    a vine awakens from its winter nap, the cellular cryoprotectants
    that sheltered it from freezing temperatures
    dissolve, and it gradually rehydrates. As water content
    increases, so does susceptibility to cold damage, particularly
    for swollen buds and new shoots. So an early
    awakening sets up a long, tense wait for the probability
    of freezing temperatures to lessen.

  7. Cold Hardiness of Grape Varieties/Selections on 31 March 2016. Wooster

    Apr 7, 2016

    A cold front will be moving to Ohio over the weekend and low temperatures are predicted to drop below freezing in the mid to low 20s (some predict even lower). Buds of all varieties at the research vineyard in Wooster are still closed or at the bud swell stage. We measured cold hardiness (LT50) of buds collected on March 31.  The graph (below) shows that LT50 ranges between -0.2 F (Frontenac) to 17.2F (Chardonnay). Let’s hope it does not get that cold.

    OGEN:  Dr. Imed Dami

    April 1, 2015

  8. Solar Energy Workshop - OARDC

    Feb 11, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Farmers can save money with solar energy. So can other farm-related businesses. And grants and incentives exist that can help them get started.

    So say the organizers of a March 10 workshop at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, who plan to shed light on those topics.

  9. Ohio Grape and Wine Conference Is Feb. 15-16 in Dublin

    Feb 9, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference will be held Feb. 15-16 in Dublin, Ohio, featuring a number of experts from around the country who will cover key topics for the industry — including fruit quality, winemaking and product branding practices, and spring frost protection.

    Article written by: Mauricio Espinoza

    cfaes osu news article.

  10. More and More Wineries Popping up Across Ohio

    Dec 21, 2015

    TOLEDO — Ohio might not be known as a wine state, but perhaps it should be.

    The rapidly growing industry is closing in on an economic impact of $1 billion a year, and Ohio wines are winning awards at prestigious events across the country. New wineries have been opening at a rate of nearly one every month.


    News article by Tyrel Linkhorn.  The Columbus Dispatch

    Read more at The Blade