Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute

Chair/Director Name: 
Ruth MacDonald, Interim Director
(515) 294-3308
Goals of the institute include conducting research to develop new cold-hardy grape varieties that can thrive in the Midwest; conducting wine & wine making research; developing a wine quality award program that will provide wine buyers a quality-assurance stamp of approval; establishing an outreach program to the industry; and partnering with community colleges to develop job-training programs specific to growing grapes and making wine.
Mailing Address: 

2312 Food Sciences Building, Ames, IA 50011-1061