Midwest Contacts and Resources
Find other enology and viticulture resources in your state and throughout the Midwest. From other wine research laboratories to local experts in the fields of enology or viticulture, find information and resources to grow your knowledge.
Iowa Enology and Viticulture Resources
The IWGA is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2000 and is dedicated to growing the wine and grape industry in Iowa through education, marketing, and legislative support. Learn more about cool climate grapes, local wineries, and wine industry marketing information by visiting their website and becoming a member.
Iowa Wine and Beer Promotion Board
Find the best wineries and vineyards near you with the Iowa Wine and Beer Promotion Board. The Board advises the Iowa Economic Development Authority on how to best promote native wine and beer in Iowa.
Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Alliance
Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Alliance
This non-profit organization is dedicated to developing and supporting the viticulture and enology industries in Illinois. Learn about Illinois wine’s history, find events, and visit a winery.
Indiana Enology and Viticulture Resources
The Indiana Wine Grape Council was established in 1989, and since then, it has helped to enhance the wine industry through research and marketing, as well as impact the state’s economy. Find meeting minutes, contact board members, and learn more about the Indiana wine industry’s economic impact by visiting their website.
Indiana Wine and Vineyard Association
The Indiana Wine and Vineyard Association represents Indiana winemakers and grape growers before the Indiana General Assembly and the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission. Learn about membership opportunities and the IWVA’s partners.
Kansas Enology and Viticulture Resources
Kansas Grape Growers and Winemaker’s Association
The KGGWA was formed in 1987 as a coalition of Kansas grape growers and winemakers to improve the industry practices and products in Kansas
Kansas Viticulture and Farm Winery Association
The Kansas Viticulture and Farm Winery Association’s main purpose is to nurture the expansion and growth of the grape industry in Kansas, particularly for farm wineries.
Michigan Enology and Viticulture Resources
Michigan State University Grapes Extension
The MSU Grapes Extension provides resources for growing healthy grapes within the state, including tips on pest management, education opportunities, research, and local wineries.
The Michigan Wine Collaborative supports the growth of wineries and grape growers in Michigan by helping to connect those people to research, education, and other winemakers and grape growers. Learn more about the collaborative and become a member by visiting their website.
Minnesota Enology and Viticulture Resources
University of Minnesota Enology Extension
For Minnesota winemakers and grape growers, the University of Minnesota’s extension program offers resources, information, and research in cold-climate grape varieties. Find out more about the University of Minnesota’s wine extension program by visiting their website.
University of Minnesota Cold Hardy Grapes
The University of Minnesota also has one of the top wine grape research programs in the country. Discover the latest advances in the wine industry including grape cultivation, hybridization, propagation, and more.
University of Minnesota Commercial Fruit Production – Grapes
Browse resources specific to fruit production in Minnesota with the University of Minnesota’s Yard and Garden extension.
Minnesota Grape Growers Association
Formed in 1976, the Minnesota Grape Growers Association was established to increase awareness of the local grape and wine industry and advance quality standards across the state. Find out more about grape growing and winemaking in Minnesota.
Missouri Enology and Viticulture Resources
Grape and Wine Institute – University of Missouri
The Grape and Wine Institute is a partnership between the University of Missouri and the Missouri Wine and Grape Board, intended to support the growth of the grape and wine industry in Missouri. Connect with the GWI to discover winemaking and grape growing best practices, research, and outreach programs.
Register your winery, plan a trip, attend an event, and get your questions answered by visiting the Missouri Wines website.
Nebraska Enology and Viticulture Resources
University of Nebraska Viticulture Extension
The University of Nebraska’s Viticulture Extension offers programs and resources to help grape growers produce better grapes and troubleshoot common vineyard problems.
Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association
The NWGGA is dedicated to representing the wine and grape industry in Nebraska and connecting wine lovers to high quality Nebraska wineries. Learn more by visiting the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association website.
North Dakota Enology and Viticulture Resources
North Dakota Grape & Wine Association
Find resources, learn more about the wine industry’s impact, and enter your wine in the NDGWA Wine Competition by visiting the North Dakota Grape & Wine Association’s website.
Ohio Enology and Viticulture Resources
Ohio State University Viticulture & Enology Outreach Program
This outreach program within Ohio State University’s Horticulture and Crop Science department supports the state’s wine industry with workshops, field days, networking opportunities, and more.
Established by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee, the Find Ohio Wines website contains information about Ohio wineries, the industry’s economic impact, and tests wine quality from local producers. Learn more about this resource by visiting their website.
South Dakota Enology and Viticulture Resources
South Dakota State University Department of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science
The Department of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science at South Dakota State University offers research and resources for grape growers and winemakers, including topics on grape production resources, soil quality testing, and more.
Wisconsin Enology and Viticulture Resources
University of Wisconsin Extension Horticulture
Learn more about grape varieties and how to grow grapes in Wisconsin through the University of Wisconsin’s horticulture extension program.
Discover the different wines of Wisconsin and where you can find them by visiting the Wisconsin Winery Association’s website.
Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA)
VESTA is a national grape and wine education program that provides industry-validated online instruction, guided education, and crucial hands-on mentored experiences at vineyards and wineries near you. Take specialized courses to advance your knowledge in the winemaking and grape growing industry.