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.

10 Anniversary ICCWC

10th Anniversary International Cold Climate Wine Competition

We are just a few short weeks away before the 10th Anniversary International Cold Climate Wine Competition begins. Thanks to all of our sponsors.  Just a few reminders of important deadlines and getting your wines to the competition in time.

Statement on Botryosphaeria in Minnesota Grapevines

Authors: Annie Klodd, Matt Clark, and Mike White. With input from John Thull, Jenny Thull, Mizuho Nita, and Tim Martinson. 

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