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Resources

Trade Journals

Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News, a newsletter for commercial growers of fruit and vegetable crops. http://ipm.illinois.edu/ifvn/

Practical Winery and Vineyard is the best industry journal for useful information that you can take into your vineyard. It has a West Coast bias but very informative articles. www.practicalwinery.com

Wine and Vines contains industry news plus vineyard and winery articles from across the U.S. www.winesandvines.co

Vineyard and Winery Management covers grape growing and wine making stories from mostly an Eastern U.S. slant. https://www.vwmmedia.com/

Vineyard Supplies

Kinnek
Multiple wholesaler quotes in one place
New York, NY
www.kinnek.com/winery
 
MDT & Associates
Robbinsdale, MN
888-530-7082
www.mdtgrow.com

Midwest Vineyard Supply
Decatur, IL
217-864-9896
www.midwestvineyardsupply.com

Orchard Valley Supply
North Carolina
888-755-0098
www.orchardvalleysupply.com

SF Organics
certified organic fish fertilizer
Fulton and Thomson, Illinois
800-291-3474
http://www.sf-organics.com/

Spec Trellising
Ivyland, PA
800-237-4594
www.spectrellising.com

Grape Vines

Great River Vineyard and Nursery
Source for American Hybrids
http://minnesotagrown.com/member/great-river-vineyard-nursery/
Double A Vineyards
Source for American Hybrids
https://doubleavineyards.com/

 

Organizations

Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Is the premier statewide grower and winemaker organization. Anyone with more than a hobbyist interest in Illinois wine will want to be involved. https://illinoiswine.com/
 
Upper Mississipppi River Valley American Viticulture Area
 In June 2009, the Upper Mississippi River Valley (UMRV) American Viticulture Area (AVA) was established by the U.S. Government. The AVA is the largest in the U.S and includes the driftless, or bluff-lands, regions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. The UMRV AVA boundary represents 32 wineries and 445 vineyard acres. For more information about the AVA: http://uppermississippirivervalleyava.org/ 
Northern Illinois Wine Trail
http://www.northernillinoiswinetrail.com/wineries-vineyards/