Selecting a good site is extremely important. Worldwide, grapevines require full sun, well-drained soil, and a great deal of heat to produce high-quality fruit. In Minnesota, the ideal sites for accumulating enough warmth are south-facing slopes. Southeast or southwest-facing slopes may also be suitable. Steep slopes, while possibly providing better growing conditions, may be difficult or dangerous to manage.
This page provides information about growing grapes in our cold Midwestern climate.
This page provides information on insect, disease, and weed control.