Tagged: cold climate winemaking

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Katie Cook on Making Wine in the Midwest

Homepage photo: John Thull and Katie Cook of the University of Minnesota.   Visiting the University of Minnesota Research Center, I was surprised to see vinifera growing in the vineyard. What are all those old...

Interview With Nick Smith of University of Minnesota 0

Interview With Nick Smith of University of Minnesota

Midwest Wine Press spoke recently with Nick Smith at the University of Minnesota (U of M.) Nick is well-known in the region because, over the course of a year, he probably makes more different...

The True Value of Cold Hardy Hybrids 4

The True Value of Cold Hardy Hybrids

When the early members of the Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA) first experimented with wine grapes in the early 1970’s, all the vines were cold tender or marginal at best.  Foch stood out as...

Drought Produces “Good Wine” in the Midwest 0

Drought Produces “Good Wine” in the Midwest

An Associated Press report by Jim Suhr about the grape harvest in the Midwest takes the angle that the severe drought could see, “standout wine from a region better known for corn and soybeans.”...

Drastically Lower Grape Yields Predicted for Some Midwest States 1

Drastically Lower Grape Yields Predicted for Some Midwest States

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released its first estimate of the United States grape harvest yield in its August Crop Production report.  Despite this year’s frosts that struck many states and the...

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage 0

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage

As the drought continues to worsen and temperatures across the Midwest exceed 100 degrees, viticulture experts warn that grape growers could face long-term vine damage. If there is no significant rain in the coming days,...