Winescapes are unique agricultural landscapes that are shaped by the presence of vineyards, winemaking activities, and the wineries where wines are produced and stored. Where viticulture is successful it transforms the local landscape into a combination of agriculture, industry, and tourism. This book demystifies viticulture in a way that helps the reader understand the environmental and economic conditions necessary in the art and practice of wine making. Distinctive characteristics of the book include a detailed discussion of more than thirty grape cultivars, an overview of wine regions around the country, and a survey of wine publications and festivals. Peters discusses the major environmental conditions affecting viticulture, especially weather and climate, and outlines the special problems the industry faces from lack of capital, competition, and changing public tastes.

chapter 1|13 pages


chapter 3|20 pages

American Environments for Wine Grapes

chapter 4|21 pages

American Wine Making Comes of Age

chapter 5|18 pages

Wien Regions and Wine Labels

chapter 6|30 pages

American Viticultural Landscapes

chapter 9|14 pages

Communicating About Grapes and Wines

chapter 10|22 pages

America's Viticultural Future