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. 

The new white wine grape, Aravelle.


New Cornell variety raises grape expectations for NYS wine

Introducing Aravelle – a new white wine grape that was 42 years in the making.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
photo of Germán Vargas wearing a beetle tshirt in front of a tree


As a part of the third largest wine producing state in the nation, New York grape growers work nearly 35,000 acres, producing 128,000 tons of juice grapes, 57,000 tons of wine grapes, and 2,000 tons of table grapes each year. In the new role...
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
An adult spotted lanternfly sitting on a branch


The first detection of established spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) populations in New York was one among many of the ominous events of 2020. We’ve been monitoring for this pest for a while, but now that it is in the state and closer to...
  • Food Science
  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Food