Grape Breeding and Enology

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Welcome to the Grape Breeding and Enology project website!

Located at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, we conduct research in the Department of Horticultural Science and at the Horticultural Research Center.  Our focus is on grapevine cultivar development which includes: wine grapes, table grape varieties, and ornamentals that survive and thrive the cold-climate conditions.  We also focus on understanding the mechanisms of disease and pest resistance so that we incorporate these traits as a way to improve sustainability for Minnesota growers.  In addition to developing grapes, we focus on developing and teaching enology best practices for cold-hardy grapes.

9th Annual ICCWC Results!


Press Release

For immediate release: 8/18/17


Press contact: Matt Clark, 612-626-5142


2017 Grape Harvest Preparation 

Matt Clark, PhD., Project Director & Drew Horton, Enology Specialist

Here are a few practical and easy-to-do things to get your wine production operations prepared and ready for a safe, happy, and healthy wine harvest.

Order early


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