The US Institute NYSAES (New York State Agricultural Experiment Station) in Geneva in the US state new York in the AVA area Finger Lakes began in the 1880s as a department of Cornell University with viticultural research. One of the priorities is development frost- and fungus-resistant Grape varieties through complex crosses of American-. EU citizens, and Asians Vines, Over 50 new varieties were for the production of table grapes. grape juice and grape jelly, but also created as wine grape. Those were Alden. Brocton. Canadice. Cayuga White. Chardonel. Corot Noir. GR 7. Hector. Himrod. Horizon. Keuka. marquis. Melody. New York Muscat. Ontario. Portland. Pontiac. Ripley. Romulus. Ruby (2) Schuyler. Sheridan. Suffolk Red. Traminette and Yates, There are over 1,200 frost-tolerant genotypes provided for international breeding.
A pioneer and advocate for the cultivation of Vitis vinifera strains in the northeastern United States was the native-born Russian Dr. med. Konstantin Frank (1897-1985). By Herman Amberg, Donald Crowe and Dr. Nelson Shaulis (1913-2000) became the educational form Geneva Double Curtain developed, which is particularly suitable for high-growing grape varieties. Shaulis was also developing the first fully automatic Grape harvester involved. Other focal points are research concerning extraction. fermentation. taste and winemaking, One of the projects deals with the control of diseases and pests with minimal use of chemical agents. Since 2003, also degree programs in oenology and viticulture offered. The operation takes place in four institutes in Geneva, as well as on the main campus of the university in Ithaca.