Song of the Vine: A History of Wine Event Online Exhibit uri icon


  • Formed in 1998 as a cooperative venture between Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, and the Frank A. Lee Library at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, New York, the archive was established to preserve the records of grape growers, wine makers, and associated industry participants. The number of wineries in the United States has doubled during the past eight years, and wine is now produced in all 50 states. Cornell University has made a commitment to preserving the history of American viticulture to ensure that current and future generations of students, scholars, industry members, and anyone with a passion for wine will be able to study the growth and development of America’s grape and wine industries.