Northern Grapes Project: Winery Survey
You are being asked to participate in this survey as part of the Northern Grapes project.
The Northern Grapes project is a collaborative research and extension effort involving twelve universities, with the support of 19 producer groups ranging from Nebraska to New Hampshire. The basic premise behind the project is that new grape varieties have made it possible to produce grapes in regions previously considered too cold to support commercial grape production. Since the late 1990s, these cultivars have spawned a new industry. Estimates indicate that over 3,000 acres of cold-hardy grapes are spread across the upper Midwest and New England, most under 10 years old. Conservatively, the cold-climate cultivars support over 330 small wineries in twelve northern states. You can learn more about the project at: northerngrapesproject.org.
The Northern Grapes project has set forth goals to accomplish in the next five years. One of the goals is to conduct a study of the economic impact of the industry in each of the participating states. This survey will help accomplish this goal. In addition, this survey will establish a baseline for the industry in 2012. A follow-up survey will be conducted in 2017 to measure how the industry has changed.
Your survey responses will remain CONFIDENTIAL. Results will only be reported as totals of all responses. No individual responses will be shared or published.
The questions in this survey were written, in general, to apply across all the participating states. Certain questions or categories may not be applicable to your state's regulatory environment. You may skip those questions or categories.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brigid Tuck at University of Minnesota Extension. She can be reached at 507-389-6979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete.