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  1. Small 2014 Grape Crop Due to Cold Injury

    Jan 21, 2015

    “Short Wine Grape Crop in the East. Cold winter, late spring and cool summer lead to smaller yields in several states”.

    News article by Linda Jones McKee in Wines and Vines

  2. Shouxin Li, Wins National Scholarship

    Jan 21, 2015

    Shouxin Li, in the Viticulture Program in HCS, was awarded a national scholarship by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) at their annual conference held on June 23-27, 2014 in Austin, TX.  This recognition is awarded to the best graduate students in the field of viticulture and enology in all academic institutions across the country and Canada.  Shouxin also presented findings from her research project titled:  "Improving freezing tolerance of Vitis vinifera  Pinot Gris Grapevines using Exogenous Abscisic Acid." 

  3. Ohio's 2014 Wine Grape Crop Lost Due to Polar Vortex

    Jan 21, 2015

    " This is not the type of cold that helps make your favorite ice wine. The prolonged and extremely frigid temperatures experienced in Ohio earlier this year have destroyed a majority of the crop of popular wine grape varieties grown in the state, according to a survey recently conducted by Ohio State University’s Grape Team."

    News article by Mauricio Espinoza.   


  4. Winter Injury Update on Peaches, Grapes, Cherries

    Jan 21, 2015

    " Winter injury is more than expected for much of Eastern winegrape, cherries, and peaches, leading researchers say. However, the true extent of the damage varies from site to site. It’s also important to keep in mind that although bud damage might have been sustained, the full extent of the damage won’t be seen until bloom."

    News article by Christina Herrick in American Fruit Grower.   



  5. Ohio wine grape losses hit hardest in Northeast Ohio, but still plenty to drink.

    Jan 21, 2015

    "Ohio grape growers – the spark of our fast-growing, $500 million wine-tourism industry -- are expecting a near-total loss of their best crops this year, thanks to the coldest, toughest winter in they can remember.

    Glasses of estate-grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling will continue to clink at Ohio wineries, but don't forget to recognize your local winemaker between sips. Those folks laboring in the vineyards could use some cheering up."   Read more...

  6. Frigid Winter Tough on Grapes - Polar Vortex drops temperatures

    Jan 21, 2015

    "Frigid Winter Tough on Grapes-Polar vortex drops temperatures from Central Plains across the East".

    Grapegrowers east of the Rockies often face cold winters. January 2014 has reinforced that understanding, as temperatures earlier this month dropped to lows not experienced for two decades across the Midwest and into the East. Those low temperatures, accompanied by strong winds, came from a large pocket of very cold air known as a polar vortex, which normally sits over the polar region.   Read more...

  7. Welcome to our New Website!

    Jan 20, 2015

    Welcome to the Buckeye Appellation, the Ohio State University grape and wine research and extension on-line 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, staff and students.  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 curre

  8. 2019 Harvest from Connecticut to Minnesota "difficult" growing season, with one exception: Ohio!

    Dec 17, 2010

    The grape growing season in the East and upper Midwest during 2019 has been described as “difficult,” although the problems growers faced in the East were somewhat different than those in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The only region reporting excellent quality grapes and good yields is Ohio. Tony DeBevc, owner of Debonne Vineyards in Madison, OH told Wine Business Monthly, “2019 was the best year we ever had. Every variety from Sémillon and Malbec to Concord had quality grapes and a good, solid crop across the board.”