Vineyard Site Selection – Virginia Cooperative Extension

Welcome to the Virginia Tech’s New Grape Grower Checklist. This compilation of information and links for new grape growers was created to address inquiries for commercial grape growing and vineyard establishment information in Virginia. The Commonwealth’s wine industry produces more than 400,000 cases of wine and the industry continues to expand with more than 200 licensed  wineries, and approximately 3,000 acres of vineyard in 2010. Current interest in expansion of vineyard acreage has resulted in an increased demand for research and extension to assist with the growth of new farmland by both experienced and novice grape growers. Below you will find a heading in bold for each of the criterion in the checklist. Each heading is followed by a brief description of our online resources.

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