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


The Viticulture group is based in the Horticulture Department at Purdue University. The activities of the viticulture program includes research, extension, and teaching activities such as:

  • Research vineyards throughout the state at Purdue Agricultural Centers and commercial vineyards
  • Evaluation of cultivars for disease resistance, cold hardiness, and wine quality
  • Advise existing and potential growers on all aspects of grape production
  • Conducting statewide workshops
  • Collaborating with colleagues in region to host Heartland Grape and Wine Schools
  • Teaching upper level undergraduate course in viticulture and small fruit crops
  • Directing and advising graduate student projects in viticulture
  • www.hort.purdue.edu/fruitveg/fruit/grapes.shtml

Who is our Viticulture Specialist?

Bruce Bordelon, Ph.D.
Professor of Horticulture

Phone: 765-494-8212

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