Useful Links in Viticulture




University of Kentucky--Horticultural Department conducts research, offers graduate and undergraduate programs of study, and delivers research-based technology and information to the nursery and landscape, vegetable, fruit, and floriculture industries, and to the general public through the Cooperative Extension Service. Its fruit information includes annual report for  viticulture research and the Kentucky Fruit Fact covers news, upcoming meetings and guidance in viticulture and horticulture. Contact Drs. John Strang and Kaan Kurtural for more viticulture information at UK.

University of Arkansas, Grape cultivar information Find new table grape cultivars developed by the University of Arkansas. Most cultivars have the 'fox' flavor since it has V. labrusca blood.

Cornell University, Grape Resources provides information on cultivars, cultural practices, integrated pest management and wine making.

University of California-Davis Viticulture and Enology Center has maintained an active and productive program in research and education in viticulture and enology and aimed at expanding knowledge of the factors that impact grape and wine characters so that the winemaking processes could be tailored by individual winemakers to achieve the desired flavor and aroma profiles in the finished wine.

The Viticulture and Enology Research Center California State university at Fresno provides world-class undergraduate and graduate education, research, and outreach programs in sustainable and value added viticulture and enology.  Phone: (559) 278-2089;  Fax: (559) 278-4795

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Viticulture Program Contact Dr. Paul E. Read for more information.

University of Minnesota Grape Breeding and Enology Project, focuses on developing wine grape cultivars suitable to the extreme cold climate and for best wine quality.

Mid-America Viticulture and Enology Center The center is located on the South Missouri State Uiversity Campus at Mountain Grove. The center coordinates the necessary resources to provide quality grape and wine research and advisement programs for the Midwest region. Contact Dr. Murli Dharmadhikari for more information.

Virginia Tech Viticulture focuses on the grape cultivar and clone evaluation, crop load, grapevine yellows and canopy management studies.



Kentucky Vineyard Society (KVS) exists to promote interest in grape growth and production and to promote grape products grown in Kentucky.  Members of KVS include vineyard owners, winery owners, amateur winemakers, and many others with a general interest in grapes, their products and the expanding grape industry in Kentucky.  

Northern Kentucky Vintners & Grape Growers Association is the newest agricultural association and has been created to provide a unified voice to promote the wine grape growing and wine making industries in Northern Kentucky and the entire state.....

American Society for Viticulture and Enology (ASEV) (the sciences of winemaking and grape growing), is a non-profit, scientific society dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists, and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world. Our membership includes professionals from wineries, vineyards, academic institutions and organizations.

American Society for Horticultural Sciences (ASHS) is a cornerstone of research and education in horticulture and an agent for active promotion of horticultural science.




NOTE: The following list is for your convenience only. It does not indicate the endorsement of a particular supplier or product.

Boston Mountain Nursery  20189 N. Highway 71, Mountainburg, AR 72946. phone (501)369-2007.

Blossomberry Nursery  Rt. 2, Box 28F, Clarksville, AR 72830. phone: (501)754-6489.

Cummins Nursery, 18 Glass Factory Bay Rd., Geneva, NY 14456. phone: (315)789-7083 (hybrid table and wine grapes).

Double A Vineyards, Inc.  a family owned operation that is dedicated to supplying quality grapevines (American, Hybrids, Table, NY Bred Cultivars, Vinifera and Winter Hardy varieties).

Falconer Vineyards and Nursery  3572 Old Tyler Road Red Wing, MN 55066 Phone 651-388-8849

Grafted Grapevine Nursery Herman Amberg 2399 Wheat Road Clifton Springs, NY 14432 (315)462-3288 or (716) 526-6742 (Vinifera, Hybrids, NY bred selections).

Iowa Grape Vines 45062 17th St. Preston, IA 52069. Toll Free - 866-689-6340. (greenhouse & dormant grape plants and grow tubes, Stuben, Swenson Red, Traminette, LaCrosse, Frontena, Leon Melot, Chardel, Sonal Blanc, Edelweiss, St. Croix, Foch, St. Pepin).

Lake Sylvia Vineyard Nursery 13835 51st Ave South Haven, MN 55382 (Named, and some numbered Swensen varieties).

Lawyer Nursery Inc. 950 Hwy 200 W. Plains, MT 59859. 1-800-551-9875 ph 406/826-3881 fax 406/826-5700 (field-grown, bare-root nursery stocks)

Lincoln Peak Vineyard and Nursery  262 River Rd. New Haven, VT 05472 802-388-7368  (St. Croix, Frontenac, Louise Swenson, Swenson White, Prairie Starr, Frontenac Gris, LaCrescent, Somerset Seedless, Swenson Red).

Lon J. Rombough. P O Box 365 Aurora, OR 97002 (503) 678-1410. (Cuttings, hybrid, American, Vinifera, 130+ varieties; consulting).

Miller Nurseries 5060 West Lake Road Canadaigua, NY 14424 (Hybrids, table grapes)

Northeastern Vine Supply  2494 Rt. 140 Poultney, VT 05764 802-287-9311  (cold hardy grapevines from the University of Minnesota, Elmer Swenson, and French hybrids).

Pilot Rock View Grapevine Nursery.  8380 Ebenezer-Ovil Road Hopkinsville, KY 42240 (502) 269-2411. (Norton/Cynthiana, Hybrids).

Turnbull Nursery, Inc. 10036 Versailles Plank Rd North Collins, NY 14111 Phone: 716-337-3812 Fax: 716-337-0318 ( American, French hybrids, American premium and seedless grapes)

Vinifera Wine Cellars LTD. 9749 Middle Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840 phone:(607)868-4884(Vinifera and rootstocks).
Winterhaven Vineyard and Nursery specializes in the newest cold hardy wine grapes from the University of Minnesota and Elmer Swenson (Lacrescent, Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, Prairie Star, St. Croix Sabrevois, Lacrosse, Louise Swenson, King of the North, Blue Bell, Somerset Seedless).

Walter and Hilda Volz Vineyard & Nursery. 109 Gibson St., Bath, NY 14810 phone:(607)776-2270 (vinifera grapes).



Hummert International a commercial distributor of horticultural supplies and equipment. 1-800-325-3055.

Spectrum  your field measurement resource. 1-800-248-8873; Fax (815) 436-4460. (Weather & Environmental Monitoring; Nutrient Management Tools; Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Tools; Soil Moisture & Quality Measurement )

A. M. Leonard, Inc., P. O. Box 816, Piqua, OH 45356. phone: (800)542-8955; FAX: (800)433-0633 (Tools in Horticulture).

Gempler’s, 100 Countryside Dr., P. O. Box 270, Belleville, WI 53508. phone: (800)382-8473.

Jerry’s Auto, Farm, Garden, Vineyard Supplies and Equipment.  922 Versailles Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601. (502)695-2333.
Spec Trellising Distributors  39 Indian Dr., P.O. Box 2204, Ivyland, PA 18074 phone: (800)-237-4594.

Kentucky Garden Supply/Fayette Seed Co. 731 Red Mile Rd. Fayette,Lexington , KY 40504. Phone: (859) 254-1355 or (800) 326-1355 Fax: (859) 255-4300 Email:

Orchard Valley Supply  For Vineyard, Wineries and Orchards since 1986.5610 Harrisburg Industry Park Drive, Harrisburg, NC 28075. Phone: 888-755-0098, 704-455-4933. Fax: 704-455-4952. e-mail:


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