Climate Smart Farming Resource

NY Vineyard Site Evaluation System

The high investment required and the longevity of vineyards makes good decisions at the beginning critical. Through a collaboration between Cornell University and the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technologies, this project aims to provide information needed to understand New York’s varied geography and climates and to provide key data for sites for potential grape planting. This information is compiled from many sources such as the US Natural Resource Conservation Service, US and NY State agencies, The Northeast Climate Center at Cornell University, Cornell university grape specialists and the experience of grape industry leaders. 


Developer: Cornell University, IAGT

Cost: Free

Time Investment: Moderate


Agricultural Sector: Grapes