Kansas Vineyard & Grape Growing Resources

Current & Historical


  • Sunlight into wine: A Handbook For Winegrape Canopy Management, Richard Smart & Mike Robinson
  • Effective Vineyard Spraying: A Practical Guide for Growers, Andrew J. Landers.
  • The Grape Grower: A Guide to Organic Viticulture, Lon Rombaugh (Chapter on Propagation)
  • Wine Grape Production Guide For Easter North America, Tony K. Wolf.
  • Viticulture: Volume 2 Practices, Coombe & Dry
  • From Wines to Vines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine, Jeff Cox.
  • PDF: A Practical Guide to Developing a Commercial Wine Vineyard (Thank you to Mark Chien!)
  • The Wild Vine: A Forgotten Grape and The Untold Story of American Wine, Todd Kliman.
  • PDF: Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide 2017, Midwest Fruit Workers Group

Historical Books




(Special thanks to Michael White of ISU Extension for compiling this list for his newsletter and for allowing it to be reproduced. he can be reached at: mlwhite@iastate.edu if you would like to receive his free email newsletter.)

Pruning Resources

  • EXCELLENT set of 3 Cold Climate Pruning “Macro Media Breeze” presentations

a. Dormant Grapevine Pruning #1: http://www.sites.ext.vt.edu/connect/pruning/part-1/

b. Dormant Grapevine Pruning #2: http://www.sites.ext.vt.edu/connect/pruning/part-2/

c. Dormant Grapevine Pruning #3: http://www.sites.ext.vt.edu/connect/pruning/part-3/

Pruning Videos:



Trellis Supplies