Thomas Schmidlin, Assistant Professor at Kent State University and climatologist, provides assistance installing an Orchard-Rite wine machine in the vineyard for a two year experiment. The 35 foot tower installation was funded by the Ohio Grape Industries Program through a $3 million dollar research grant. Published details on the experiment can be found here.
List of recent wine awards received.
Chardonnay: 1980, 1981, 1983
Johannisberg Riesling: 1983, 1984
Cabernet Sauvignon: 1979-1983
Covered Bridge: Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Picnic White, and Picnic Red
Courtesy of Markko Vineyard.