Cornell University has a long history of grape and wine research. Beginning with a grape-breeding program in 1888, Cornell has developed numerous important grape-growing practices, including detailed canopy management of vines and vineyard mechanization.

Cornell's outstanding Viticulture and Enology Program, part of the university's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and its research at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, have attracted experts from around the world and enabled the university to develop close relations within the grape and wine industry that will provide excellent opportunities for you to interact with key growers and winemakers.

Cornell is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, an area receiving global attention as a successful wine region producing some of the best Riesling wines in the world.