Clarion The University of Minnesota Grape Breeding Program has made significant contributions and their releases could very well be considered the reason we have a wine industry in Iowa and the Midwest today. Interspecific cultivars such as Frontenac, Marquette, La […] Read Moreabout New Cold Hardy Grape: Clarion
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Only at Cyclone Liquors These past several weeks have been very busy for us at Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute. As many of you may know this past May we proudly announced that we bottled our first batch of […] Read Moreabout Through the Grapevine:
ISU Winery 2021 Wines Sold
Grape Harvest 2022 The challenge of summarizing the grape harvest in Iowa is that grapes are grown in a wide geographic range throughout the state. In many of states, grape production tends to be more concentrated in smaller regions such […] Read Moreabout Time to Get Technical: 2022 Harvest Report
This year the Institute had the pleasure to teach students commercial winemaking techniques in the Iowa State University Winery. Two students, Drew Tuttle and Emma Frederick, helped Erin Norton process 2022’s vintage for the commercial winery. Although both students had […] Read Moreabout Through the Grapevine: Students help in the Winery
By Alex Gapinski Cold-hardy hybrid grape varieties are the foundation for the wine industry in the Midwest and other regions, but making high quality red wine can be a challenge due to unique chemistry that varies from the more traditional […] Read Moreabout Using Plant Growth Regulators for Higher Quality Red Wines
Iowa State Fair Wine Competition Synopsis: 2022 The Competition On July 23rd, I had the pleasure to help out with the 2022 Iowa State Fair Wine competition sponsored by Iowa Wine Growers Association (IWGA). This was the first time I […] Read Moreabout Through the Grapevine: Iowa State Fair Wine Competition 2022