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A&P AG Structures

Trellis pictures

Ancient Varieties from the Côtes de Gascogne

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

Anthony J. Hawkins' Winegrape Glossary

Includes many American hybrid varieties

Biodynamic wines

Cheese, Wine, Food, Gardening, Book Reviews

Boisset Almanac & Biodynamic Calendar

36 pages detailing the 24 periods of the lunar-solar calendar, the grapevine's natural year, weeds, and companion plants.

Chenin Blanc Academy

Promotion of the knowledge about the grape chenin blanc around the world

Cork Forest Conservation Alliance

Cornell-Geneva Grapevine Breeding and Genetics Program

Information on grape varieties and resources for growers and researchers


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

Foundation Plant Services Grapevine Registry

Excellent resource. Includes grape variety lectures.

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.

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.

French Network of Grapevine Conservatories

Search for grape variety information by very detailed criteria

Geoscience Concepts

Geologic time, Rocks and Minerals, Plate Techtonics

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.

Grapevine Training Systems

Growth and Development of Grapevines under Various Pruning and Training Systems

Greek Vitis Database

Greek Vitis Database

GVD provides free access to six databases about Greek cultivars of Vitis vinifera:
an information database;
a nuclear single sequence repeats (nSSR) microsatellite profiles database;
a chloroplast microsatellite (cpSSR) database;
a combined nSSR – cpSSR profiles database (combination of the previous 2 databases);
an ampelographic database (descriptive database of the ampelographic characteristics of 270 cultivars.);
and a rootstock database which provides nSSR profiles of Vitis species and hybrids used as rootstocks.

International Variety Catalogue

Italian Vitis Database

Italian Wine Grape Varieties

La Vigne et le vin

Marco Simonit... The Sultan of Sap

"This is the biggest problem in the world of viticulture—finding space.”

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

Ohio State University CFAES Resources

Grape Diseases, Grape Insects, Pruning

Pl@nt Grape Cepages

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


Catalogue of grapevines, rootstocks, and clones, including pictures of clusters and leaves. Also provides an Ampelographic glossary.

Portuguese Vitis Database

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Provides research-based publications, educational programs, certifications, and science policy initiatives to foster the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils.

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.

The European Vitis Database

The Penn State Wine Grape Network

Vineyard soils

Tom Stevenson discusses the impact of soil on grape vines and defines related terminology

Vintage Report

Excellent blog from Fruition Sciences (

Which Varieties are Grown Where?

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


Articles and webinars about all aspects of viticulture, an educational resource provided by the Grape Community of Practice (GCoP). Questions submitted to "Ask the Expert" will be responded to quickly via email.


Information about growing and producing grapes Grape resources

Vineyard management, Viticulture Research and Videos

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