Publications and Websites

Cornell University

Cornell University faculty and staff - A list of personnel working with grapes, grape juice and wine research and education

Cornell University Enology and Viticulture Program

Cornell Fruit Resources - links for newsletters and publications.

Cornell University Enology and Viticulture Undergraduate and Graduate Program

NY Grape and Wine Classifieds - listing of grapes and wine for sale

eXtension - an interactive learning website utilizing research from land-grant Universities across the United States. It provides articles on all aspects of grape growing as well as a chance to "ask the experts". Geared more towards beginning grape growers.

Viticulture & enology across the U.S.

The Finger Lakes Grape Program

Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

VAES Virginia Ag Research & Extension Center

Viticulture and Enology at University of California Davis

Northwest Berry and Grape Information Network (Oregon, Washington, Idaho)

Viticulture books

Wine Grape Production Guide for Eastern North America - Edited by Virginia Tech Viticulturist Dr. Tony Wolf with contributions from other extension and research personnel.  Available for purchase at The Cornell Store.

Wine Grapes - MW Jancis Robinson and colleagues have compiled a beautiful, informative treatise on wine grape varieties from across the world. Harper Collins, 2012.

Sunlight Into Wine - Australian viticulturists Richard Smart and Mike Robinson explore the nuances of  wine grape canopy management. Written in 1991 but still relevant today.

Viticultural publications can be purchased through services such as Amazon and Practical Winery and Vineyard Bookshelf.


Long Island Fruit & Vegetable Update - The local technical newsletter, reports are sent weekly to vegetable, grape, potato and fruit growers every Thursday from the first week in April until the middle of September. Access a subscription form by clicking here or call 631.727.7850 x 341.

Suffolk County Agricultural News - This monthly publication is the merged publication of the Suffolk County Agricultural News and Long Island Horticulture News. It covers all aspects of agriculture and horticulture, including ornamental horticulture. Access a subscription form by clicking here or call 631.727.7850 x 341.

Veraison to Harvest - fruit ripening and harvest reports from across NY state.

Appellation Cornell - news and updates on Cornell grape and wine programs.

Pest management

Compendium of Grape Diseases, 2nd ed. - a must have for commercial grape growers. Available for purchase from APS Press

New York State Integrated Pest Management Program

NY & PA Pest Management Guidelines - Hard copies are available for purchase from The Cornell Store.

NYS IPM Grape Fact Sheets

Virginia Grape Disease Update - Dr. Mizuho Nita, the grape pathologist at Virginia Tech's AHS Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) at Winchester VA, maintains a blog updating Virginia grape growers on disease issues throughout the growing season.

Ontario GrapeIPM - includes pest identification keys

Vineyard soil and floor management

Alternative Weed Management in New York Vineyards

Cornell weed management fact sheets, located within the publication Grape IPM in the Northeast

Cornell University Soil Health - a research and educational effort to address soil quality.

Sustainable, organic and biodynamic information

Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing

Vinebalance - NYS Sustainable Viticulture Program

2016 Production Guide for Organic Grapes

Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing - California's first sustainable program

Oregon LIVE - Low Input Viticulture and Enology (sustainable viticulture program)

CA Central Coast Vineyard Team - SIP or Sustainability in Practice program

California Sustainable Winegrowing Program - CA's statewide program 

California Association of Winegrape Growers

University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

There are many websites that discuss biodynamic practices, for example: The National Center for Appropriates Technology's ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program website.

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Alice Wise
Viticulture Research

Last updated July 26, 2019