Ancient Varieties from the Côtes de Gascogne

Sarragachies vineyard, owned by the Pédebernade family, is the oldest in France

Grape Genomics Portal

Information about grapevine genomics (all the genetic material in an organism) -- as opposed to genetics (study of individual genes) -- from the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology.

French National Institute for Agricultural Research

INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) has registered 2 black (Artaban, Vidoc) and 2 white (Floréal, Voltis) grapes resistant to downy and powdery mildew in the national list of authorized wine grape varieties resulting from its ResDur initiative.

Grapevine Training Systems

Growth and Development of Grapevines under Various Pruning and Training Systems

French Institute of Vine and Wine

IFV conducts studies concerning plant selection, wine-growing, wine-making and commercialization. Good information about molecular ampelography, vine disease, biodiversity, organic viticulture, and bio protection.

Michael Striem, Ph.D.

Spreadsheet of grape hybrids by percent of Vitis species.

National Grape Research Alliance

Nice links to other wine and grape industry resources

The Penn State Wine Grape Network

Foundation Plant Services Grapevine Registry

Excellent resource. Includes grape variety lectures.


Organic certification body, primarily for food but also cosmetics, detergents, perfumes, and textiles.

Geoscience Concepts

Geologic time, Rocks and Minerals, Plate Techtonics

Vintage Report

Excellent blog from Fruition Sciences (

Pl@nt Grape Cepages

Catalogues of vines, rootstocks, and clones grown in France, with photos

La Vigne et le vin

Portuguese Vitis Database

Cornell-Geneva Grapevine Breeding and Genetics Program

Information on grape varieties and resources for growers and researchers Grape resources

Vineyard management, Viticulture Research and Videos

Ohio State University CFAES Resources

Grape Diseases, Grape Insects, Pruning

A&P AG Structures

Trellis pictures

French Network of Grapevine Conservatories

Search for grape variety information by very detailed criteria

Greek Vitis Database

Which Varieties are Grown Where?

Database and ebook of Regional, National and Global Winegrape Bearing Areas by Variety

Cork Forest Conservation Alliance

The European Vitis Database

Biodynamic wines

Cheese, Wine, Food, Gardening, Book Reviews

International Variety Catalogue

Swiss Vitis Microsatellite Database

SVMD is a standardised database of microsatellite genotypes of virtually all grape cultivars, rootstocks or wild grapevines that grow in Switzerland.

Italian Vitis Database

Italian Wine Grape Varieties

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