Did you know wine was discovered about 6,000 years ago in either Mesopotamia, Palestine/Israel or what is now called Georgia?


The Enology group is based in the Food Science Department at Purdue University. What do our wine specialists do in Indiana?

  • Advise existing and potential wineries
  • Coordinate and direct Indy International Wine Competition
  • Research and extension programs to assist local wineries, including:
    • Fermentation research
    • Wine analysis
    • Statewide workshops
    • Individual consulting on product development and facility management
    • Winery development and design
    • Faculty teaches an undergraduate wine
    • Wine Appreciation course
    • Website: www.foodsci.purdue.edu/research/labs/enology/

Who are our Enology Specialists?

Dr. Christian Butzke
Professor of Enology
Dept of Food Science

Phone: 765-494-6500

Jill Blume
Enology Specialist
Dept of Food Science

Phone: 765-494-1749

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