Professor Imed Dami told the Pinotage Club that they’re
“still early in having a complete picture about how Pinotage performs in Ohio.
I like its growth habit and it seems to carry a heavy crop load. Bud injury from winter was not bad for a vinifera. However, it is notorious for crown gall. So its success would depend on winter survival and obtaining crown-gall free stocks. This variety has potential.”
“we're also evaluating the effect of region (terroir) to see whether it is more suitable in southern Ohio.”