University of Maryland Extension

Site Selection

  • Site Suitability Evaluation for Starting Vineyards in Maryland

    The following files (see below) are designed to be a tool to assist individuals to evaluate site suitability for starting vineyards anywhere in Maryland. The files contain general and specific as well as maps for climate, geology, slope, aspect, elevation, soil classification, and land-use classification. The individual site features were then “layered” or combined to produce a composite “Viticulture Suitability Ranking" image. There is a file for getting a view of the whole state and files for individual counties. For each county there is a PowerPoint type file that is meant for viewing on the web and a word type document that is better suited for printing and viewing at your leisure. Washington County is the prototype map that is now available and other will be appearing shortly. We hope you find them helpful. Feedback is always requested.

    • Site Suitability Evaluation for Starting Vineyards in Maryland (Presentation PDF)
  • Technology of Viticulture (Presentation - PDF)
    Joseph A. Fiola, Ph.D., University of Maryland Extension Specialist, Viticulture and Small Fruit

  • The Grape Growing Climate of Maryland (WEB)
    Kenneth E. Pickering, State Climatologist, University of Maryland Grape Growers Association

  • Vineyard Site Selection for Maryland's Diverse Regions (Presentation: NGW 02-05-2016 - PDF)
    Joseph A. Fiola, Ph.D., University of Maryland Extension Specialist, Viticulture and Small Fruit

  • Vineyard Design (WEB)
    eXtension - Eric Stafne, Oklahoma State University

  • Vineyard Site Selection (463-020) (WEB)
    Tony K. Wolf and John D. Boyer, Professor of Viticulture and Lecturer, Virginia Tech

  • Vineyard Site Selection (WEB)
    Topics included Elevation, Slope, Aspect, Previous Crop History, Other Considerations, and recommended Links
    eXtension - Virginia Cooperative Extension

 

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