One of the top viticulture and enology programs in the world

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell is home to one of the top viticulture and enology programs in the world and is internationally recognized for its expertise in breeding table, juice and wine grapes adapted to cool climate growing regions.

From developing innovative trellis systems, to breeding new varieties, to managing pests and nutrients, to siting vineyards and maximizing ‘terroir,’ to perfecting the art and science of wine making, Cornell’s teaching, research, and extension in viticulture and enology offer unsurpassed opportunities for grape growers and wine makers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students. 

Officials break ground for the National Grape Improvement Center on June 26 at the Cornell AgriTech campus in Geneva, New York. From left: David Schulenberg, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Branch; Simon Liu, administrator of the USDA Agricultural Research Service; Xochitl Torres Small, USDA deputy secretary; U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York); Christine Smart, Goichman Family Director of Cornell AgriTech and associate dean of CALS; Cornell University Provo

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USDA breaks ground on $70M lab for grape research at AgriTech

The National Grape Improvement Center is expected to propel innovation, foster collaboration and revolutionize grape production nationwide.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Fruits
A hand pouring a bottle of wine into a wine glass

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Piquette, an ancient French beverage made of upcycled grape pomace, gets a New York state spin with the addition of dairy byproducts.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Beverages
Christine Smart works in a rhubarb research field

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A little sour, a little sweet, a tiny bit vegetal: New rhubarb cultivars could be a significant boon to the state’s wines, beers, distilled spirits and hard ciders.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute
  • Food Science