Since 2008, NGWI has been instrumental in generating more than $45 million for grape research. To learn more about how projects are identified and vetted, check out our Research Process. And click Current Research at left to see what we’re working on now.
Our research focus spans four theme areas, outlined below. These areas are organized into theme committees whose members leverage their considerable talent and expertise to help us target needs for further study, organize project teams, seek project funding, remain engaged for the span of the project, and ensure outreach/education efforts are in place so that research outcomes benefit the industry.
NGWI-supported projects involve multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, multi-state collaboration and target issues that no single grape sector could adequately address on its own. Leadership and funding are provided through creative public-private partnerships among government, academic and nonprofit organizations, and private businesses committed to research, development and adoption of best practices in the American grape and wine industries.