GeoVine is provided by Virginia Tech's Center for Geospatial Information Technology for the "Virginia Vineyards Portal" project funded by the
Virginia Wine Board and the Maryland Wineries Association project "A GIS based site evaluation tool for Maryland wine grape growers.". Some of
the material is based upon research supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement
No. 2010-51181-21599 (2010-2015), "Improved grape and wine quality in a challenging environment: An eastern US model for sustainability and
economic vitality." This website is in beta form and is currently under development.
Created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1984 as part of Virginia's Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, the Virginia Wine Board promotes the interests of vineyards and wineries
in the Commonwealth through research, education and marketing. The Board fulfills the following
- Receives funding from the Virginia Wine Promotion Fund and dispenses it for
wine-related projects and initiatives.
- Contracts research to improve viticultural and enological practices in the Virginia
- Promotes education about and appreciation for Virginia wines.
- Promotes the growing of wine grapes and wine production throughout the Commonwealth.
- Disseminates information on wine and viticultural topics.
- Contracts marketing, advertising and other programs that promote the growth of the
state's wine industry and the enjoyment of Virginia wines.
- Collaborates with state, regional, national, and international organizations on their
work related to Virginia's wine industry.
The Maryland Wineries Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)6 trade organization representing Maryland's commercial wineries.
Founded in 1984, the MWA's mission is to develop and expand the grape and wine industry in Maryland - through education and promotion.
The general objectives of the Association, to which its members are joined together and mutually pledge, shall be to broaden the market for Maryland wine through:
- Encouraging the production of high-quality grapes and wine in Maryland;
- Increasing public recognition of the Maryland wine industry;
- Establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with local, State and Federal governmental agencies and industry groups;
- Providing a forum for the exchange of ideas to the mutual benefit of all members;
- Providing a forum for contracts and collective event planning.
The Center for Geospatial Information Technology
(CGIT) is a research center that is part of the College of Natural Resources and Environment at
Virginia Tech. Located in Torgersen Hall, CGIT maintains relationships that foster creative
geospatial solutions for the community at Virginia Tech and beyond. Our interdisciplinary approach allows us to tackle
issues in various fields of interest such as transportation, telecommunications, industry,
geography, and emergency response coordination. Our research has encouraged and inspired many
students to pursue career options that involve geospatial analysis, and we hope that those
involved with CGIT are able to come away with a better understanding of how important geospatial
information technology is for everyone's lives.
Release of Version 1.5
Site evaluation and forecast reports can now be created for the state of Maryland. Minor report updates.
Release of Version 1.4.3
Only the most recent successful site evaluation report is retained for each site.
Site evaluation reports for temporary sites are automatically deleted after 24 hours.
Site evaluation report sizes have been reduced and should be small enough to email now.
Release of Version 1.4.2
Sped up forecast generation and reset forecast data for the beginning of the year 2018.
Release of Version 1.4.1
Corrected spelling on website pages.
Release of Version 1.4.0
We've improved the process of indicating the location of your vineyard by adding a tool called
"Parcel Select". Users can now select a parcel to create the boundary of their vineyard. We've also
added a series of tools to help in this process, like an address suggestion/auto-fill tool, new map
layers that include parcels and road information, and a help section.
Release of Version 1.3.1
We've fixed a bug preventing some users from generating a site report.
Release of Version 1.3.0
We've completely revamped GeoVine and made it compatible with mobile devices. New features have been
added such as: daily forecast reports, a big map editor with improved boundary creation, a dedicated
reports page, better organization for users with multiple sites, and tutorials.
Release of Version 1.0.1
We've added some bugfixes to problems identified by users. If you have a site report that says
"Error Generating", try re-generating the report (with the "Generate New Report" button). If it
still says "Error Generating", send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the date and time you created the report. We'll track down the problem.
Release of Version 1.0.0