Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute
Creating Connections and Furthering Research in Enology and Viticulture
The Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute provides resources, conducts research, and connects grape growers and winemakers to valuable information about enology and viticulture in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. In order to serve the Midwest wine and grape industry, we offer laboratory services and education and outreach programming through publications, workshops, seminars, training, and direct communication.
Our research into the science of winemaking, also known as enology, allows winemakers to improve their wine quality and make educated decisions during wine production. The Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute provides education to local winemakers, from winemaking best practices to helping you find resources to meet your winery’s needs.
Local grape growers can advance their knowledge on cold-hardy grape varieties, growing practices, and more through the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute’s viticulture resources. Find a variety of information on grape growing and vineyard management strategies or discover vineyards and wineries near you.
About the Industry
Discover the economic impact of winemaking and viticulture in the Midwest. We’ve compiled market research and industry information to help local grape growers and winemakers better understand their field of interest, including connecting them to local wine associations and membership information, enology and viticulture research, and more.
Midwest winemakers can submit wine samples to the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute’s laboratory for chemical analysis or sensory evaluation. Whether monitoring grape ripeness, tracking basic winemaking parameters, or addressing quality concerns, our laboratory offers analytical tools to help arm winemakers with information about their wines. View our fee-for-service laboratory offerings, check out some recent research, and learn more about our laboratory.
The Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute’s fee-for-service laboratory is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Hours may vary depending on University Holidays or Winter Break.