University of Wisconsin Viticulture Research Projects
Wine Grape Research Project
There are currently 12 planted cultivars of wine grapes. This is a research project – not a trial. The project has been funded through the University of Wisconsin – Madison, College of Ag and Life Sciences. The grapes are now being trellised and have good growth to the second wire. University of Minnesota will also be supplying four of their new selections and will be placing one into the research plots and 3 will be trialed to see how they perform. The Winter Hardy Wine Grape Research Project is being implemented at Spooner Research Station, Peninsular Research Station – Sturgeon Bay and West Madison Research Station.
Table Grape Research Project
There are currently 15 cultivars of seedless table grapes being grown organically. This is the second year for this project, which has been funded by the Department of Agriculture. *A grant requesting funding for second year support, has been submitted to the Department of Agriculture*. This study is being implemented at the West Madison Research Station and is being funded by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, through an Agriculture Development & Diversification Program (ADD).