Links This is our Beermaking & Winemaking Store. We've been in business since April 1972, and continue to expand out selection and work hard to satisfy our customers,


GRAPE GROWING This is our midwestern viticulture bible. It contains what you need to know when dealing with pests and other issues. It covers fungicides herbicides and pesticides. And it's free. Minnesota cold hardy grapes

U of MN Grape IPM Guide

Northern Wine Work This is our Wisconsin Grape Growers Association. It is a non profit organization dedicated too uniting and educating growers. There is a vineyard week in July of each year. Check out the site for the times and vineyards.


New Viticulture website:

 Cooperative Extension and Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station

The URL for the archived Viticulture Notes newsletters is:

(scroll down to see the pruning presentations by Fritz Westover). great info on most all  vineyard info.

This is a very good guide, up to date, and though not in the mid-west, Virginia has many of the same problems, maybe worse. Recommended.


Organic Grape Production Guide: The New York State IPM Program recently published a new guide for those interested in growing grapes organically. While centered on New York State conditions and issues, the Guide is relevant to others in the East who wish to adopt organic
practices in their vineyards. The ‘2015 Production Guide for Organic Grapes' was edited by Tim Weigle and Julie Carroll of the IPM Program, with contributions from many researchers and extension staff from New York and Pennsylvania. Production of the guide was funded in part by the New York Department of Ag & Markets.


( For information on upcoming meetings and within a season disease management discussions, please take a look at my blog. You are very
welcomed to post comments too. Last year I was able to update it 3-4 times a week, and I will do my best to keep the same pace.



How to Build a Trellis System
This downloadable pdf guide is an excellent, comprehensive presentation on how to build a trellis system. It was written by Paul Domoto of the Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University.
Click here to download pdf presentation
Choosing a Trellis System
Vineyard Disease, Insect, and Weed Management
Pruning Guide

This downloadable pdf guide covers various methods of pruning. It comes to us compliments of Corona Clipper.
Click here to download pdf guide
VSP: Still the State of the Art?
Considerations for Starting a Winery


Articles by Jim Law


How To Construct a Trellis


Vineyard Insect, Disease and Weed Management


 Considerations for Starting a Winery



Wisconsin Grape Growers Association

Minnesota Grape Growers Association
American Vineyard Foundation

American Society for Enology and Viticulture
Cornell University Viticulture Consortium
Grape Growers of Ontario
California Association of Winegrape Growers
California State University, Fresno, Dept. of Viticulture and Enology
Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Association
Indiana Wine Grape Council
Iowa Wine Grape Growers Association
Maryland Grape Growers Association
Michigan Wines
Missouri Wines
Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association

New England Wine Grape Growers
New Jersey Wine Growers Association
North Carolina Winegrowers Association
Ohio Wine Producers Association
Oregon Wine
Pennsylvania Wine Association
Texas Wine & Grape Growers Associations
Virginia Vineyard Association
Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers



Your Own Wine. com

Considerations for Starting a Vineyard. Univ of Texas

Starting A Vineyard, Univ. of Maryland

Vineyard Plan Workbook, Southern Illinois

Michigan State Univ., Viticulture Information Center  A very good site leading to a lot of other sources.

Midwest Grape Production Guide, Grapevine Propagation



MDT & Associates
Midwest Vineyard Supply
Orchard Valley Supply
Plantra, Inc.
Treessentials Grow Tubes
Clements Lumber Company

Spec Trellising



Double A Vineyards, NY
Cold Climate Vines (Hugo, MN)

Concord Nurseries (North Collins, NY)
Falconer Vineyards (Red Wing, MN)
Great River Vineyard (Lake City, MN)
Lon Rombough’s
Northeastern Vine Supply (VT)
Winterhaven Vineyard and Nursery (Janesville, MN)




If you are planning on starting a winery you might want to check these sites out.


Alan Dillard's (Illinois Winery/Grape Consultant) Winery Cost Estimate: (

"Economics of a Small Premium Winery" Univ. of Georgia:

Wineries of the U.S. : (/

The Winery Planning and Design CD, Edition 13, is available through Practical Winery and Vineyard magazine. Email them at, or call (415) 479-5819.

Writing a Business Plan: Example for a Small Premium Winery
Cornell University Cooperative Extension - link is broken but you can search for the Plan at Cornell Univ, winery business plan.

Starting a Winery
Maryland Wineries Association

Cost Estimate for Establishment of a Five Thousand Gallon Winery
Iowa State University

Small Winery Investment and Operating Costs
Washington State University Cooperative Extension