The Grape, Wine and Fruit Promotion Fund is governed by the Grape and Wine Advisory Committee. The Committee consists of two individuals who are grape producers; one individual who is the producer of a fruit, other than grapes, used in vinification; two individuals who own wineries located in the state; and one representative of the ND Grape and Wine Association. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture administers the fund.

The mission of the Grape, Wine and Fruit Promotion fund is to provide research and promotion in support of the grape and wine industry in North Dakota.

Funding for the Grape, Wine and Fruit Promotion Fund is included in the Agriculture Commissioner's budget. The (NDDA) has a total of $80,000 in grape and wine program grant funding. The committee will entertain proposals no greater than $70,000 to support grape and wine research projects for the 2019-2021 biennium and no greater than $40,000 to support grape and wine promotion and marketing projects for the 2019-2021 biennium.

The 2019-2021 Grape and Wine Research, Promotion and Marketing Grant program is now OPEN. Please see information listed below.

For Grape and Wine Research, Promotion and Marketing Grants

1. Review the 2019-2021 Promotion and Marketing Grant Program Manual
2. Complete the 2019-2021 Promotion and Marketing Grant Template
3. Email completed template

For more information on these programs, contact the department at 701-328-2308.

INFORMATION FOR CURRENT RECIPIENTS:

For 2019-2021 Grants:

Narrative Reporting Periods:

Report Reporting Period Report Due on or Before
Biennual May 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020 November 15, 2020
Final Report November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021 May 15, 2021