Can you grow wine grapes in Ohio?

Grape type: There are three types of “wine grapes” grown in Ohio – American, Hybrids, and European (or vinifera). American varieties have been grown the longest and adapt well to Ohio conditions. However, their acreage is declining and new planting is limited due primarily to their lower price per ton.

How much does a grapevine cost?

The initial installation — grapevines, trellises — is where a lot of the money goes. He said the average cost is $22,000 per acre, broken down for trellis installation, materials and labor. The trellis posts can be metal or wooden and cost around $3,000, but it will take 450 hours of labor to install them.

Can you grow wine in Ohio?

You probably already know that Ohio has a growing wine industry, with five designated American Viticultural Areas like the Lake Erie and Ohio River Valley AVAs. There is some Cabernet Sauvignon planted there, but cooler climate, hardier grape varieties are considered to have greater potential.

When should I buy grape vines?

During the winter dormant season, garden stores in warm climates begin to sell bare-root grapevines. The National Gardening Association recommends that spring is the best time to plant a grape vine.

What kind of grapes can you grow in Ohio?

Grape cultivars may be of the American, European or French hybrid types. American and French hybrid types are better suited to Ohio growing conditions because they tend to be more winter-hardy. It is important to select grape cultivars with excellent taste and good disease tolerance.

How many grape vines should I plant?

Use one vine per 50-100 sq. ft. of arbor space, or more if vigorous varieties are used. A healthy vine will take up a minimum of about 50 square feet of arbor space, and vigorous varieties or vines grown on deep, rich soil should be given 75 to 100 square feet or more.

Can you buy wine grapes?

Fortunately there is an easier way to make wine from grapes . . . by purchasing fresh grapes. The aura of growing your own grapes may fade quickly when you compare it to the ease of purchasing. Think of all the extra time you will have to pursue other interests — like perfecting your winemaking skills.

Do grapes grow well in Ohio?

Grapes grow well in much of the Midwest. Ohio has some ideal areas for grape production near the great lakes and in the Ohio River valley. Grapes also perform well in the rest of the state with careful cultivar selection and site preparation. People have successfully grown grapevines in Ohio since the early 1800s.

Where is the best place to plant grape vines?

1. Select the best spot. Basically, you need a large, open, sunny space with good soil. Grapes need about 50 to 100 square feet per vine if growing vertically on a trellis or arbor and about 8 feet between rows if planting horizontally in rows, and seven to eight hours of direct sun each day.

When should you plant grapes in Ohio?

In most of the U.S., the best time to plant grape vines is very late winter or early spring, if irrigation is available. To ensure the highest quality vines and a specific cultivar or rootstock, order vines from a reputable nursery [1] in the summer or early fall prior to planting in spring.

Where can I buy grape vines for my home vineyard?

Willis Orchard Company offers a few of the top grape vines for sale in the world for your home vineyard. (What’s This?) Your Plant Hardiness Zone determines what plants will most likely grow and thrive at your location. Please refer to the map below to find your zone.

How many pick your own grapes farms are there in Ohio?

There are 15 pick your own grapes farms in Ohio, OH! Show map! * We have no liability for the accuracy of the information provided. We strongly recommend that you to contact farm owners before taking a trip to the farm.

How do I order a grapevine?

Order online or give us a call and we can have your grapevine shipped to your door. You will be on your way to growing your own vineyard. We have a vast selection of grape vines for wine that includes red wine grape vines and white wine grape vines.

What kind of grape plants do Willis Orchard company sell?

This page includes our selection of seeded and seedless grape plants from Bunch and Seedless Grape Vines, Muscadine and Scuppernong Grape Vines and Wine Grape Vines. No matter what your need, you will find the selection, price and service that you deserve when you buy grape vines and plants from Willis Orchard Company.