Natural Resources and Environment

Safeguard the long-term environmental sustainability and adaptability of U.S. grape production to the changing environment 


Integrated Production Systems

Build improved production systems to ensure the long-term economic resilience of the U.S. grape and wine industry


Genetics and Grapevine Improvement

Advance grape genetics and germplasm improvement, and ensure the availability of healthy plant material for the U.S. grape and wine industry


Extension and Outreach

Support extension education and outreach efforts for the U.S. grape and wine industry

Our research focus spans the four theme areas shown above. Behind each of these themes, we’ve identified several areas of priority representing the greatest research need. See our complete list of industry research priorities.

Our four research themes are organized into Research Theme Committees whose members leverage their considerable talent and expertise to help target needs for further study, organize project teams, seek project funding, serve on project advisory panels, and ensure all research we support has a robust extension component so that scientific outcomes benefit the industry.

Since its inception in 2003, NGRA has been instrumental in generating more than $60 million for grape research. To learn more about how projects are identified and vetted, check out our Research Process. And click Current Research at left to see what we’re working on now. 

NGRA-supported projects involve multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, multi-state collaboration and target issues that no single grape sector could adequately address on its own. Leadership and funding are provided through creative public-private partnerships among government, academic and nonprofit organizations, and private businesses committed to research, development and adoption of best practices in the American grape and wine industries.