Indiana has over 650 acres of wine grapes in production and new vineyards are being established each year. The state has over 70 wineries that produce over 1 million gallons of wine each year. The Purdue Wine Grape Team supports the grape and wine industry through research, education, and marketing development.  Our website provides links to our enology, viticulture, marketing and promotional activities.

 The Indiana Wine Grape Council provides funding and oversight for the program.  For grape production guidance see the series of publications and links below. The link to the eXtension website ( will take you to a new national database of grape growing information. If you have comments or questions, please contact Bruce Bordelon ( 

Grape Production

Midwest Grape Production Guide (OSU Bul. 919)

Growing Grapes in Indiana (HO-45)

Grape Varieties for Indiana (HO-221)

Commercial Winemaking Production Series: Traminette Vineyard Management (FS-60-W)

Commercial Winemaking Production Series: Traminette Winemaking (FS-59-W)

Starting a Commercial Winegrape Vineyard (pdf)

Web Soil Survey

Nurseries and Suppliers for Vineyards (pdf)

Grape Crop Profile - IN

Wine and Juice Grape Varieties for Cool Climates - NY

Table Grape Varieties for Cool Climates - NY

Mid-Atlantic Wine Grape Growers's Guide

Commercial Grape Varieties for Virginia


Pest Management


Midwest Small Fruit Pest Management Handbook (OSU Bul. 861)

Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide

Suggested Grape Spray Program

Controlling Pests in the Home Fruit Planting (ID-146)

Midwest Home Fruit Production Guide: Bulletin 940

Pesticide Information - CDMS Site

Pest Management Strategic Plan for the North Central Region

Economics and Marketing


Cost of establishment and production of hybrid grapes in the Finger Lakes region of New York, 2013.

University of Kentucky Center for Crop Diversification

2016 Kentucky Grape Costs and Returns: Budget Summaries and Assumptions

2011 Regional Wine Grape Price Survey.

Grape Budgets for Kentucky

French-American Hybrid and American Wine Grape Varieties

Vinifera Wine Grape Varieties

Table Grape Varieties

Agricultural Marketing Service Market News Reports

Produce Quality


Purdue Produce Quality Site

USDA Quality Standards for Fresh Fruit

USDA Quality Standards for Processing Fruit


Other Links​


Michigan Grapes Page

Cornell Grape Pages

Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Grapes -OH

Illinois Grape Industry

Minnesota Grape Growers Association

Virginia Tech "Virginia Vineyards" site

Iowa State Viticulture Pages

Southwest Missouri State University - Fruit Experiment Station​


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