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  1. "Grower of the Year" and "Winemaker of the Year"

    Nov 5, 2015

    “The Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC) will recognize grape and wine producers in Ohio with the first-ever “Grower of the Year” and “Winemaker of the Year” awards to be presented at the 2016 Ohio Grape & Wine Conference on Feb 15-16 in Dublin, Ohio. If you know a grape grower in Ohio who displays outstanding vineyard management or a winemaker who displays outstanding winemaking, please nominate them for the award by completing and returning the attached forms, no later than December 11, 2015.”

    Nomination Forms:

  2. New Cold-Climate Grapes Named

    Oct 27, 2015

  3. Wine boom in Buckeye State grows

    Oct 27, 2015

    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 Blade


  4. 5 Great Wine Destinations in the U.S. (That aren't Napa Valley)

    Oct 27, 2015

    California isn't the only state in the U.S. associated with wine production, although with more than 667 million gallons produced annually it is by far the largest contributor. In truth, New York, Washington, Oregon and Florida, plus Midwestern states like Ohio, Missouri and Illinois are either already known or are gaining steam for their varietals, currently boasting more than 3,000 commercial vineyards in the U.S. If Napa crowds get you down, check out these other worthy wine destinations in the U.S. that make for a perfect weekend of boozy distractions.

  5. Wine Trails are some of Ohio's Best Kept Secrets

    Oct 27, 2015

    With more than 230 licensed wine manufacturers across the state and winemakers offering everything from fruit and dessert wines to complex Chambourcin blends, Ohio is for wine lovers.

    Article by:  Megan Pacella

    USA Today - Travel

  6. News: Grape Field Day Aug. 27 to Focus on Dealing With Winter Injury

    Aug 19, 2015

    HARPERSFIELD, Ohio – Wine grape and commercial grape juice growers can learn how to increase their production management skills and how to manage grape vines after winter injury during a workshop and winery tour Aug. 27 presented by horticulture and viticulture experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

    Reservations are due August 20, 2015


  7. Ashtabula vineyards see late budding with promise

    May 13, 2015

    GENEVA, Ohio - Tony Debevc walked one of many vineyard acres on Geneva Township's South River Road Friday. He and Debonne Vineyards Manager Gene Sigel were looking for signs among late-emerging spring growth that more of their 2015 grape crop would show promise than in 2014.  News article by David Arnold

    Newsnet 5 Cleveland

  8. Vineyards, orchards still struggling from Polar Vortx

    May 1, 2015

    More than 15 months after the Miami Valley endured a frigid polar vortex, local vineyard and orchard owners are still coping with the impact the historic cold snap.  News Article by Mark Fisher.

    Dayton Daily News

  9. Ohio Ice Wine is Hot- Share it with your Valentine

    Feb 10, 2015

    Born of Ohio’s cold winters, a boon from being below freezing, Buckeye State ice wine is hot with critics. It can make a sweet gift for your Valentine.

    “They don’t call it ‘nectar of the gods’ for nothing,” said Todd Steiner, who leads Ohio State University’s enology program, the science of wine-making, part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. “Ice wine and chocolate-covered strawberries or crème brulee — who can resist?”

    News article by Kurt Knebusch

  10. Dami's Research Recognized Nationally

    Jan 21, 2015

    Dami and his group were recognized for their research and published article on ice wines and winter hardiness of Vidal. The article drew the most attention and was the most read article in Wines and Vines, in 2014.